Now when it comes to feeding goldfish sometimes people are
unsure on what to feed them or how much food to feed their
goldfish as well. What you'll want to do when you feed your
goldfish is always make your you don't overfeed them. When
overfeeding goldfish happens it creates a whole bunch of other
problems and also creates more work for yourself as well.
often tend to overfeed their pond fish or in an aquarium as well
but what your doing is creating your own goldfish problems. When
your goldfish are eating more and more food it will create more
fish waste that your pond or aquarium filter will not be able to
handle. It can cause more frequent cleaning and maintenance that
isn't really necessary if you would have been feeding them the
Feeding goldfish is the part of the hobby which is the most
exciting as it's a time you get to relax and enjoy your goldfish
but it can also be the most crucial thing you need to know. If you
tend to overfeed your goldfish you could be slowly killing them.
Goldfish could develop fatty liver which can be detrimental to
their health. You need to feed your fish accordingly to make sure
they live long healthy lives. There are different things people
can do to help grow their goldfish faster if you want to see them
grow quickly and we'll talk more about that later. Also when
feeding your goldfish is the perfect time to make sure that your
fish is okay, their health is good and you will be able to see and
noticed any signs of goldfish diseases or injuries. Take this time
to make sure your goldfish health is okay when feeding goldfish.
What Should I Feed My Goldfish
are all sorts of different types of food that you can feed your
goldfish. What you will always want to do is feed the a variety of
different goldfish foods. Goldfish need a variety of foods as they
contain different levels of vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates
to ensure proper nutrition. Feeding goldfish is not so different
from us really, we need protein to grow strong muscles and same
goes for goldfish. When we lack say protein it can cause us to be
weak and not so much energy. The thing with feeding goldfish, you
need to make sure you give them all the nutrition they need to
ensure they stay strong and healthy. Sometimes goldfish may become
ill or sick with goldfish diseases and sometimes happen due to the
lack of variety of foods you give them.
thing you can feed them are flake foods and pellet foods and
always look at the back of the bag or food container to see what's
in the food. It will give you a breakdown of what the goldfish
food contains. Always make sure you buy a variety of fish food for
goldfish so you can give them little treats from time to time and
change their diet. Goldfish much like us can become bored eating
the same meal day after day and you will not be doing your
goldfish good by doing this. Fish need a variety of different
foods so that they get their nutritional requirements needed.
Every food contains different vitamins and minerals, calcium etc..
that not one food contains all. That's why we need to feed
goldfish different feed.
other good things to feed goldfish is besides flake foods and
pellet foods is live food. These are excellent fish treats that
offer different nutritional properties. You can always feed them
bloodworms, tubifex worms, brine shrimp, daphnia, black mosquito
larvae and earthworms. Most of these can be purchased in either
dry form or frozen as well. The one I find goldfish really love
are earthworms. They will thank you for the treat. The only thing
with earthworms make sure you wash them as if you've fertilized
your yard, sprayed for weeds or bugs you will want to make sure
you don't feed your goldfish these chemicals. Just wash them off
and feed them to your fish. Now depending on the size of your
goldfish you may need to cut it up into small pieces but I've seen
my goldfish slowly suck the whole thing back
good source of food for goldfish is aquatic plants. Fish love
picking at and eating vegetation, so the more water plants you
have the more food they will have available to eat in case their
hungry. Vegetation is very healthy to eat for goldfish. People can
always throw in to their pond iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce and
they will pick at it and play with it as well. Now some people
will just throw it in and let them play with it but you can always
rip off some pieces and throw it into your pond. Fish love variety
so make sure you give it.
Healthy eating is a result of combination of different foods
and a well-balanced diet. By offering your fish a proper diet you
will have healthier goldfish and less diseases and problems that
will occur. A different diet will help goldfish growth and help
your goldfish spawn as well. Healthy goldfish feeding will provide
healthy goldfish and active fish.
How Much Should I Feed My Goldfish
feeding your goldfish you should try and only give your goldfish
enough food that they can eat within 2 minutes of feeding them. If
they've eaten all you've given them before 2 minutes is up, give
them a little more. When your goldfish are feeding you will notice
that they will start to become almost lazy and begin to be not so
interested in the food. That's the first sign that they're full.
If there is any uneaten food, make sure you discard it so it
doesn't foul up your water. Overfeeding your goldfish is the
biggest thing you want to avoid as it causes stress on your filter
and causes your water quality to go for the worst.
You will see from searching on the internet that some people say
feed them what they can eat within 2 minutes other people say
never give them anymore food then they can eat in 5 minutes. What
you should do is use this as a general rule of thumb. You can
really do either or really. I tend to feed my goldfish what they
can eat within 2 minutes because you can't forget there is all
kinds of food readily available in ponds to eat as well.
How Often Should I Feed My Goldfish
This is one of the most popular questions on how often should
people feed their goldfish. That really depends on what your
goldfish lives in. Feeding your goldfish in ponds is really
different then feeding them in aquariums. It all depends on the
size of their environment, the filter you have and how much space
your goldfish have to burn off the calories.
In ponds goldfish can be fed like 2-3 times a day in the summer
but this changes as well in different times of the year. How often
people should be feeding goldfish is a direct result in the
temperature of the water. I will talk more about that later in
Feeding Goldfish In Different Seasons which will talk more about
this. But generally you can feed them 2-3 times a day in a pond as
they need more energy from swimming around in such a large area.
Now here's the thing with feeding goldfish in ponds is you really
don't have to feed them at all. I know your going to want to feed
them but they would easily survive on the microscopic animals,
bugs, insects and algae in the water. They also have aquatic
plant material to feed on as well. If you think about it in nature
who feeds the fish in the rivers, nature does. They will have
plenty to eat and same goes for goldfish. People don't realize how
much food is in a pond that they can eat. I'm not saying don't
feed your goldfish but if you happen to go away on vacation for a
few days even a week, in a pond they will be fine. If your like
most people you will want to feed them so just make sure if your
feeding them, feed them small frequent amounts. Feeding small
amounts is better then large amounts as much like humans it would
be stored as fat. Smaller more frequent meals are better for
overall goldfish health.
Here you will find goldfish related topics on taking care of
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