Keeping goldfish as a pet comes with great feelings in terms of the joy and liveliness that a goldfish can bring in the aquarium. However, it is unfortunate many goldfish keepers are prone to making a whole lot of mistakes in the sense that they incorrectly feed the goldfish. One of the most common wrongful myths in term of goldfish feeding revolves around the fact that most of us think that goldfish can only thrive by eating goldfish flakes and pellets. Contrary to this wrongful myth or opinion for that matter, goldfish are natural omnivores and eat different types of food while in the wild. It is therefore, highly advisable to mimic what goldfish eat in the wild while still ensuring that you do not overfeed the goldfish; thus ensuring that the goldfish remain healthy and disease free.
The Best Types of Food for Goldfish
A proper Goldfish feeding of goldfish calls for the need of a varied and tasty diet that not only ensure that the goldfish is healthy and disease free, but also kept from any poisonous food that may harm the goldfish. You should always keep in mind that the goldfish is in need of a varied diet that include minerals a mixture of vitamins, as well as lots of fiber. However, most pet stores stock goldfish food that are not rich in fiber, and can lead to constipation problems.
It cannot be doubted that specialized goldfish flakes and granules are the best staple food. This should be ideally supplemented with freshwater shrimp, live Daphna, fresh vegetables and fruits. Additional duck weed, small invertebrates, scalded peas, as well as other food that are rich in carbohydrates is advisable. Keep in mind that any freeze-dried food should be first soaked before being given to the goldfish to avoid digestive problems and upsets. Again, ensure that all the hard vegetables such as carrots, rice and bean are either cooked, chopped or finely peeled before they are given to the goldfish.
Although expensive, different brands of fish pellets are easily found in stores. Just feed your goldfish sinking pellets in order to control protein intake.
Flake foods are also important for your goldfish because of its nutritional values. You should feed flake or granules
Goldfish will feed on insect larvae, mosquito larva, daphnia, brine shrimp and blood worms.
Frozen food are a bit expensive but can be kept for long. Unfreeze the amount that you intend to feed the fish. Frozen foods are better because freezing kills most of the germs.