It is necessary to create optimal conditions for your goldfish‘s comfortable existence in order for it to live for a long time while also looking good and feeling comfortable. He must, in particular, be properly fed. The following information will assist you in comprehending this perplexing question.
Don’t feed the goldfish too much!
Goldfish have a voracious appetite and a proclivity for overfeeding. When the “breadwinners” approach the aquarium and show in every possible way that they do not want a snack, they quickly become accustomed to their owners and stage real circus performances.
It’s fascinating to watch the “belly dance” of the perpetually hungry goldfish smacking in anticipation of a treat, but you can’t leave it alone. Excessive eating can cause a variety of issues, the most serious of which is the rapid death of the veiled beauty.
Attention! Goldfish that have been overfed become sluggish and immobile, and their lifespan is reduced. Feed them no more than 2 times a day, and gradually increase the number of pinches per feeding to a maximum of 2 pinches per feeding.
Let’s now determine what kind of feed it should be.
“Grass” or “meat”? Is it better for goldfish ready-made dry food, frozen food, or fresh food?
What is the best way to feed a goldfish: special ready-made food (of which there are many), or natural products, such as live food (bloodworms, daphnia, and so on)? Because the question was phrased incorrectly, there is no answer.
A balanced diet of live, frozen, and dry food, as well as a “dessert” of fresh vegetation, is ideal. Experts frequently recommend duckweed for the latter. You must grow the grass in a separate container if you don’t want the voracious goldfish to eat it all the time, causing gluttony and water pollution from plant residues and their own excrement.
It’s important to remember that, despite their omnivorous nature, goldfish should consume up to 70% of their diet in the form of plant matter. These proportions are observed in ready-made feeds, but even the best feed cannot be a full-fledged substitute for a varied diet. Pay attention to the following suggestions if you care about your pets’ well-being:
- Ready-made dry food, combined with frozen food, should be included in the menu 3-4 times a week.
- Feed the fish live protein food four times a month, such as bloodworms, rotifers, and daphnia;
- Plant goldfish on a vegetarian diet once a week, feeding only fresh grass (duckweed, riccia), and two more times a week, giving fresh grass and dry food.
Important! You can get a very unpleasant problem if you feed a goldfish only dry, poorly soaked food in the water, and you do so frequently. Prepare yourself for the possibility that goldfish will swim on her side or even upside down one day or other goldfish diseases. This misfortune can occur because air enters the intestine when porous flakes or granules are absorbed. The goldfish loses its ability to swim back up as a result of its accumulation. The sufferer’s ability to control his position in space is restored when he switches to proper nutrition.
Attention! If you choose to keep goldfish in a pond rather than an aquarium, you must feed them differently. Include in the diet all of the foods that fishermen feed carp before fishing, such as boiled cereals (pearl barley, oatmeal, millet, buckwheat), as well as frozen meat shavings (preferably beef) mixed with bread porridge.
How do you choose dry goldfish food?
When it comes to taking care of our customers’ aquariums, our experts handle all aspects of feeding the inhabitants, including the selection of food with the best composition for specific species. If you want to look after your goldfish yourself, look for a feed from well-known brands that have a track record on the market.
It’s worth noting that, in most cases, the same manufacturer offers a variety of goldfish specialty foods. Each composition contains everything you need for a balanced diet, so keep the following points in mind:
- Choose foods that have a strict ratio of fats to proteins for active growth and better digestion.
- The intense, bright color comes from nutritive flakes, which include krill and other natural, safe additives.
- Your pets’ health is dependent on clean water. If you’re having trouble keeping the aquarium clean and replacing the water on a regular basis for whatever reason, stock up on food with nutrient-absorption additives. As a result, the amount of excrement is reduced, and the water is kept cleaner for longer.
- A variety of mixtures contain components (such as spirulina) that boost immunity and disease resistance.
- Pellets and sticks are available to feed to goldfish “in the future.” When you go on vacation, bring these with you.
- Some dry goldfish formulations are made specifically for specific goldfish subspecies. The Tetra Goldfish Gold Japan pellets, for example, soften quickly and are fed to breeds that collect food from the ground.