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The live foods that goldfish can safely eat include Daphnia, Brine Shrimp, Tubiflex worms, Meal worms, Wax worms and Blood worms.
Special treat for your goldfish You can make a special ďgel foodĒ for your goldfish thatís quite easy to do. This can be given to goldfish along with main staple as a once-in-a-while treat. Hereís what you need will need: a packet of unflavored gelatin; an empty ice cube tray and a 2.5 oz jar of baby food in a vegetable flavor such as carrots, peas or green beans.
* Take ľ cup cold water in a small saucepan and pour contents of packet of gelatin in water and stir over low heat until gelatin dissolves.
* Add ĺ cup water, stirring till itís well blended.
* Add baby food and stir thoroughly.
* Now pour mixture into an ice cube tray and let it cool for about half an hour.
* Refrigerate mixture for a few hours till it solidifies.
When itís feeding time just pop out a cube, cut it into small strips and feed it to your goldfish! One tray is more than enough for two 4- to 5-inch goldfish for a week. Make sure you dump leftovers after a week, as itís good to give them fresh stuff.
Whatever it is, you will find that your goldfish are not fussy eaters. They have a wide array of food to choose from and they can eat quite a lot, which you would need to regulate. You will need to remember that they are temperate fish that do not need a diet high in protein. Goldfish are classified as coldwater fish and, as a rule; do not need to eat a diet that is high in protein. What they need is a carbohydrate-rich diet with adequate vitamins.
That is why best option for Goldfish are floating pellets or flakes which are specially made for Goldfish and have all necessary nutrients. Ask your goldfish dealer as well as other owners and decide on what is best for goldfish.
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