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Goldfish Feeding Tips

What’s the best food for your Goldfish?
Goldfish need food that is a combination of carbohydrates and vitamins to help them grow and fight disease. They particularly need vitamin A to make their colors look bright. They do need protein but just about 12% so that they can build muscle. In the natural habitat, Goldfish mainly feed on plants.

Flake food: This is one of the commonly available goldfish foods, especially made for them and it consists of brine shrimp. It is easily eaten by Goldfish and helps in avoiding a particularly fatal sickness called the Air Bladder Disease.

Pellet food: This is also flake food with brine shrimp but it’s packaged as a pellet. The only problem with pellets is that it sometimes swells in the goldfish’s stomach and makes it lose its balance. This is what is the Air Bladder disease.

Frozen food: This includes live food that is frozen. You have an array to choose from as in frozen brine shrimp, daphnia, tubifex worms or mosquito larvae. This will come frozen in slabs from which you have to break off bit-by-bit and hand-feed your goldfish. You can also opt for Freeze-dried foods, which includes Krill, Pacific plankton, brine shrimp and bloodworms.

Homemade food: If you really want to make the food for your goldfish and you have the time you can do so. You will find that their favorites are lettuce and peas. Take any type of lettuce, which would be easy for the goldfish to chew on and digest.

Live foods: The live foods that goldfish can safely eat include Daphnia, Brine Shrimp, Tubiflex worms, Meal worms, Wax worms and Blood worms.

One Response to “Goldfish Feeding Tips”

  1. Jorge Manzanarez says:

    I always own a goldfish at home because they are nice and prolific fishes.

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