Goldfish Feeding Tips

Written by Dane Stanton


Whatísrepparttar 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. Inrepparttar 147005 natural habitat, Goldfish mainly feed on plants. They eat a fiber diet that includes algae, grasses and aquatic plants inrepparttar 147006 natural environment. Thankfully you do not have to sweat much to provide them withrepparttar 147007 equivalent nutritional needs because you can get it offrepparttar 147008 shelf! These processed food available at pet stores include:

Flake food

This is one ofrepparttar 147009 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 calledrepparttar 147010 Air Bladder Disease.

Pellet food

This is also flake food with brine shrimp but itís packaged as a pellet. The only problem with pellets is that it sometimes swells inrepparttar 147011 goldfishís stomach and makes it lose its balance. This is what isrepparttar 147012 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 makerepparttar 147013 food for your goldfish and you haverepparttar 147014 time you can do so. You will find that their favorites are lettuce and peas. Take any type of lettuce, which would be easy forrepparttar 147015 goldfish to chew on and digest. Wash and rinserepparttar 147016 lettuce in warm water and just clip it insiderepparttar 147017 tank with a lettuce clip. Do not cookrepparttar 147018 lettuce. As forrepparttar 147019 peas, cook them till they are soft and refrigerate them. At feeding time, peel offrepparttar 147020 skin and mash a pea between your fingers and drop it inrepparttar 147021 tank. Do make surerepparttar 147022 peas are soft or you could end up bloating your goldfish. Goldfish enjoy plant food and thatís why you can see them happily nibbling away at Anacharis and Romaine lettuce or pieces of cucumber and zucchini which you should make sure to clip on torepparttar 147023 tank with a suction cup clip

Goldfish Analysis

Written by Dane Stanton


When goldfish swim up torepparttar glass ofrepparttar 147004 tank, does it mean they are smart enough to recognize people?

Goldfish sure are smart not inrepparttar 147005 sense as dogs are, but they are smart. They will swim up to meet you probably because they think you are going to feed them. They might not be able to differentiate between one person andrepparttar 147006 other but they do know thatrepparttar 147007 people they live with arerepparttar 147008 caregivers. Know that they depend on you and hence love you.

Why is a new goldfish not moving in its bowl, when he is very much alive? Well first of all, he probably hates being in a bowl. Goldfish do not like bowls even though humans thinkrepparttar 147009 bowls are cute. Put him in a tank with a compatible companion goldfish. Meanwhile watchrepparttar 147010 fish. Is he coming up torepparttar 147011 top ofrepparttar 147012 tank when you feed him? If he is then, heís probably just getting used torepparttar 147013 new bowl. If it looks like he has difficulty swimming and that he keeps sinking torepparttar 147014 bottom he might have a swim bladder disorder caused by too much dry food and bad water.

Why is a goldfish swimming torepparttar 147015 top every once in a while? Goldfish keep swimming torepparttar 147016 surface ofrepparttar 147017 tank because thatís where they get their oxygen. Always make sure that there is enough empty space atrepparttar 147018 top. Do not fill uprepparttar 147019 tank torepparttar 147020 brim, as leaving space will give themrepparttar 147021 required oxygen. If your fish are normally active, swimming and chasing each other a round, donít worry if they swim torepparttar 147022 top every once in a while.

Why do goldfish always seem starving?

Thatís because they are greedy! Donít get tempted enough to feed them whenever they ask for it because overfeeding will cause them more harm. Besides, goldfish can never starve to death; they are always nibbling away at something orrepparttar 147023 other.

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