feed goldfish properly?
What is the best goldfish
food? How many times should
I feed my goldfish each day?
How to take care of
goldfish? Feeding goldfish is no easy
task for a beginner. If you
can grasp an understanding
of the following principles
that will go a long way
towards helping you feed
What is the best goldfish
food? Goldfish will eat almost anything such as
cooked peas, insect larvae, fish flakes, flakes
and even larvae.
Flake food often is preferred over pellet food
or other types of sinking food, due to the fact
that they are easier for the goldfish to see and
to clean after. Food that floats on the top of
the water is easier for the goldfish to find and
easier to clean up. But just flake foods are not
a good choice at all because they are not
nutritionally balanced enough for your goldfish,
and they are messy.
It is better to offer several small feedings
rather than a single large feeding. The
processed food available at pet stores include:
Pellet food, Frozen food, Flake food, Homemade
food, etc. You should buy specific goldfish food
from your pet store, don't buy generic fish
How many times should I feed my goldfish each
day? Once a day, just 1 or 2 times is enough.
Just how much they will eat in a few minutes
without a lot accumulating on the bottom of the
aquarium. Feeding your fish slowly in small
amounts will give you a chance to watch them and
make sure they are all eating. Carefully watch
them eat. If they eat it all quickly, then give
them another small feeding.
If there is unconsumed food floating on the
surface after a few minutes and the goldfish
have had their fill, then consider skimming off
to stop it decaying into the water.
A good rule of thumb is to only feed as much as
the size of the goldfish’s eye. If you overfeed
them, they will eat it all and get poorly. Too
much food will get the water all dirty. A good
idea is the floating feed ring, which will keep
all the food in one place so the goldfish know
exactly where to find the food.
You can also put some plants in there, it will
oxygenate the water and goldfish can nibble the
leaves if they're a bit hungry after the feed
without eating too much. Almost all healthy fish
can go a week without food.
Can I feed vegetables to my goldfish? Yes of
course you can feed vegetables to your fish,
because the vegetables contain protein that is
less digestible and the gelatine doesn't contain
all the essential amino acids. But it's not
necessary to feed fresh vegetables every day.
All foods should be washed well before serving,
leafy foods should be secured to the side of the
tank. Goldfish often enjoy fresh fruits. Pieces
of banana, oranges, lettuces, melon chunks, and
peeled grapes can also be periodically offered.
A large tank is vital in
your efforts to provide a
high quality of life, even
if you keep just one
goldfish.The minimal tank
size for one goldfish is 20
US gallons and you will need
to add 10 US gallons onto
that 20 gallons for every
next goldfish. A general
rule is to provide a 20- to
30-gallon tank for your pet
fish, and add at least 10
gallons to that volume for
each additional goldfish you
might add. Small gravel is
better for goldfish because
it is too small to get
caught in the throat and
because goldfish like to be
able to dig. If you do not
have a filter in your tank,
do a 15-25% change every 3-5
days and a 100% change