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scrivens345
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #120 on: November 26, 2011, 05:21:00 PM »

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Yep, it is Smiley
Some people even advice against giving spinach at all for example, because it's nothing like the sea plants goldfish are used to eating. Mine don't like lettuce at all, so I'm just feeding them algae as "grass based" foods Tongue (If I can call it that.)

Nossie...they can't digest the crisp lettuce such as iceberg, try them on butterball lettuce (the flabby stuff) they will go mad for it!
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Nossie
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #121 on: November 27, 2011, 04:20:00 PM »

I had given them a more light green kind of lettuce (I'm so bad at veggie names sometimes!! xD), but I might have tried with the iceberg at some point too... I could always try again whenever we'll get some Smiley (I usually don't buy lettuce much since it goes bad fast >>) Thanks for the tip! Grin
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #122 on: November 30, 2011, 12:35:07 AM »

My mum just posed an interesting question. What about wheat bread? Would that be good for goldies?
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #123 on: November 30, 2011, 04:37:44 AM »

Not really. In general you should avoid feeding any flour to your goldfish because they aren't meant to digest oatmeal at all.
I've read some threads where people were saying that even manufactured goldfish food that had a lot of that kind of ingredients would be bad for any fish, so look for something that is based on algae or little shrimp creatures and contains only small amounts of flour.

Stick to the veggies Wink
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #124 on: November 30, 2011, 05:43:16 AM »

get a clean take-away container, put a piece of kitchen towel in the bottom and add just enough water to wet it. Sprinkle on some seeds such as mustard, cress, fenugreek etc. ensure that it doesn't dry out, and in a few days you will have yummy bite-sized leaves. Feed these to your fishies, or even eat them yourself!
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #125 on: November 30, 2011, 01:22:55 PM »

I think I'll definitely give the water cress a go ^_^
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #126 on: November 30, 2011, 04:11:42 PM »

scrivens: Sounds awesome! I'm a little bothered when buying veggies usually since some kinds are pretty big and they will get pretty unfresh after a few days in the fridge. It'd be a lot easier to simply grow some myself Cheesy
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #127 on: February 20, 2012, 04:10:38 PM »

Hi guys, got a quick question! Smiley
I'd like to try Carlos with some brocolli, bought some today but didn't quite know what the safest way to feed him it is?
Would I just blanch it in some boiling water until soft, then clip a small stalk onto a clip for him to nibble?
Been reading the post, excellent information guys, been really helpful! Smiley
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #128 on: February 20, 2012, 04:31:34 PM »

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Hi guys, got a quick question! Smiley
I'd like to try Carlos with some brocolli, bought some today but didn't quite know what the safest way to feed him it is?
Would I just blanch it in some boiling water until soft, then clip a small stalk onto a clip for him to nibble?
Been reading the post, excellent information guys, been really helpful! Smiley
that is exactly right...and your fish will love it
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #129 on: February 21, 2012, 07:41:44 AM »

Oh cool thanks Scrivens! Smiley
Ill give him a try later! He loves peas so I'm sure he'll love nibbling on Brocolli!  Wink
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #130 on: February 24, 2012, 10:41:47 AM »

What I do Cdale, is buy a bag of frozen brocolli, then I cook one bit in the microwave (by placing it in a bowl of water and covering), stick it on for 2 - 4 minutes, then place the brocolli immediatley into a cup of cold water.

I then break off a suitable amount for Lucky and keep the leftovers in the fridge to use the for next few days Smiley
One bag of frozen brocolli will last ages and you won't have to worry about constantly needing to buy fresh.
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