Good goldfish food

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21 Jul 2012 15:14 #1 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)
Hi

I guess I should have known that not all goldfish food is equal, but I have only just encountered the term "ash"

So 2 questions.

Will food with higher ash content produce more waste?

What is a good goldfish food? currently using aquarian as it is what LFS had.

Thanks
Dec

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21 Jul 2012 17:25 #2 by stretnik (stretnik)
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A good quality pelleted food from our sponsors would more than likely do the Job.
Ash DOES lead to a higher level of waste material.

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21 Jul 2012 17:50 #3 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)
Thanks Kev I'll look for pellets

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17 Aug 2012 18:57 #4 by DenisLT (Denis)
give them sometimes and frozen food as bloodworms or etc. Fish will love it, but not every day, like once a week will be fine

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09 May 2016 19:08 #5 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)
Resurrecting this old thread as there seem to be a few more coldwater fish keepers about and I'm finding the JBL gold pearls not great.

So advice on a good staple goldfish food would be welcome.

I feed frozen once a week and try to give peas or something once a week also.

Thx
Dec

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09 May 2016 20:28 #6 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
I feed mine tetra goldfish pellets...they seem to like it
I boil a piece of cucumber without the skin and leave it in the tank for 2-3 days...my pleco and goldfish love it.... Good source of fibre
Peas r good for digestion
I feed spinach once a week...boiled...make sure not to feed too much spinach as it is bad

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09 May 2016 21:45 #7 by robert (robert carter)
What size are your goldfish? And it sounds as though are in tank not a pond . All i can say is that i feed my pond fish mostly koi but a couple of goldfish , passion pellets ,they are 40% protein produce very little waste and the fish go crazy for them , size wise i feed a 3mm pellet that floats but they can be got in a smaller size . Buy them off ebay in 20kg bags

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10 May 2016 09:56 #8 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)
@robert

Goldfish are about 6" no tail in 260l tank. 20kg that may last longer than the fish :)

I'll look up that food

Thx
Dec

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10 May 2016 16:08 #9 by robert (robert carter)
Point taked but you can get this in smaller quanities and with different size pellets. I go through 20kg in the koi pond each year , today is the first day i am feeding this to the pond seeing temperatures are only now getting up to over 12 deg

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10 May 2016 17:57 #10 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)
Thx Robert I was messing about the 20kg. That is a lot of food, looking forward to pics of the koi. Very disappointed with the JBL food maybe it's a bit big but it is not good for digestion, even if I only feed it occasionally it causes loooong stringy poo.

As matter of interest how much sellers would you feed two 6" goldfish? I'm thinking I may be under feeding by trying not to over feed :crazy:

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10 May 2016 18:42 #11 by robert (robert carter)
In a tank i would feed twice a day just the amount the fish will eat in a couple of minutes , this ensures no waste food hits the gravel causing polution problems. I use new life spectrum for my community tropical and find in great its expensive but you feed very little , i am nearly sure they do a coldwater food , might be worth checking out . SEAHORSE stock new life spectrum range .

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