What Can I Feed a Goldfish Other Than Fish Food?

I need this answer ASAP. I just won a goldfish at a carnival today and I don't know what to feed it. Should I feed it today? I bought some Oreo cookies; my friend fed them to her goldfish for a long time and it was successful. I want to cut them up into very small pieces. Is it safe and can I? That is my main question. Thank you.

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February 6, 20110 found this helpful
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You don't need to feed a goldfish anything but goldfish food. It is a goldfish. It will be perfectly healthy with just this. You shouldn't add anything else. I had fish for years and they were happy and healthy with just regular fish food.

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October 12, 20162 found this helpful

Hey so today I went to the fair and won a fish and I don't have fish food at all so can you tell me what I can feed my fish and till tomorrow my mom said she will by them food and I'm really concerned if they can survive and what can I feed them while I don't have fish food

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October 26, 20160 found this helpful

I think u can feed them small prices of bread and a tiny ouch of crackers I may be wrong but I tried it with my little goldfish and I don't know if he will eat it.

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May 30, 20171 found this helpful

I don't know what to give a goldfish and we never had a pet at home and yesterday I won a goldfish in a carnival and we can't get fish food because i don't know where I can get it. Can I give him cheerios smushed in little pieces???
Please respond Thank you

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June 4, 20170 found this helpful

thats not very helpful for some people.

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Anonymous
July 27, 20171 found this helpful

I heard you could give goldfish peas

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

Bread is not good for fish it has no nutritional value. Yes it will eat it but it's not good for them. There are tons of other options fruits and vegetables mine love oranges.

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And I would hope he will have enough common sense to not ever ever feed their fish Oreo cookies

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

Cheerios or bread or anything like that it not the best option. I would much prefer some yummy fruits and vegetables. Or just go to the store and pick up some fish food it's relatively expensive and much more healthy for them. Read lacks nutritional value that they need. Do you feed your dog or your cat Cheerios?

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September 20, 20170 found this helpful

I'm out of fishflakes can't get to a pet store just yet, will the fish be ok for a day without any food?

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May 7, 20180 found this helpful

You can feed them peas as well

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May 8, 20180 found this helpful

What are you thinking just feed your fish with normal fish food and don't overfeed Feeding your fish with anything else will lead to a premature death

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May 13, 20180 found this helpful

What else can u give it

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Anonymous
February 16, 20190 found this helpful

I have had a gold fish for 14 years I feed him fish food kale, cucumber,spinach,bloodworms just depends what u have

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February 16, 20190 found this helpful

I have had a gold fish for 14 years I feed him fish food kale, cucumber,spinach,bloodworms just depends what u have

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August 9, 20190 found this helpful

What if u don't have goldfish food on the spot

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February 6, 20112 found this helpful
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In an emergency situation but not long term, we have fed ours plain bread. Crumble it up in very small pieces and don't overdo it! Short term emergency use only.

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May 12, 20171 found this helpful

I ran out of fish food, I bought goldfish like a year ago they were only $.13 but I bought them because they were going to be feds other fish and there is like 1 million of them and I have two little girls so whatever they were happy LOL anyway I just gave my fish little pieces like I try to take a roll which is bread and apple pieces off and made them a small as possible because they are still kind of small and they went crazy over it so that she can eat for days and they're not that picky but you don't want to feed them the wrong thing because they don't know they just eat, LOL. Good luck and bread was a good answer. Just don't overdo it

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November 10, 20170 found this helpful

Ive ran out of fish food for my gold fish i have no leafy greens to give them can i give them crumbled bread or crackers

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November 1, 20180 found this helpful

I just won my gold fish a day ago and keep forgetting to buy gold fish food what can I do the store is close for the night, can the fish wait until tommrrow

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April 22, 20190 found this helpful

What if u dont have gold fish food

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February 7, 20112 found this helpful
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In addition to fish food, goldfish also like worms, peas and slices of zucchini. Only feed them as much as they can eat in five minutes. Then remove any other food.

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You can probably find a small aquarium at a thrift shop. Change 1/3 of the water once a week and be sure to use a dechlorinator (at pet stores or the supermarket) in order to not injure the fish.

I have kept goldfish for years and used to have a goldfish pond. I had a lot of fish and would occasionally give them pieces of pancake (no syrup) but only as much as they would eat in five minutes.

Feeding them Oreos is in no way acceptable. You can leave the zucchini slices in the water as they will only be able to eat a little at a time. Also add a pinch of salt when you change the water. Good luck.

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March 22, 20180 found this helpful

Can you please tell me more about adding salt. Bcuz I'm not sure of adding salt to my fish tank

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Thank you.

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Anonymous
October 27, 20180 found this helpful

Not to disagree or anything but why add some salt to a fresh water fish??

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October 29, 20180 found this helpful

Goldfish like slightly brackish water so a bit of salt is suitable for them. Other types of freshwater fish may not thrive in the same conditions.

If you go to an aquarium supply store, the employees are often knowledgeable about basic care for the different types of fish and can tell you what additives you may want to add to their water.

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February 6, 20111 found this helpful

I agree. Feed it regular fish food, not Oreos! And you should probably wait to feed it until tomorrow, then pick a time of day that you'll be able to remember every day so that the goldfish always eats at the same time.

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And don't feed it too much! Follow the directions on the gold fish food container. Enjoy your new pet!

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September 8, 20131 found this helpful

Lots of bread and crackers. Its works fine.

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October 14, 20180 found this helpful

What if i dont have Bread or crackers

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May 11, 20141 found this helpful

Don't feed it oreos because they need to eat soft things not hard things. I would feed it fish food flakes are the best.

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Anonymous
June 10, 20170 found this helpful

I have a fish from a man what should I feed it and I don't have fish food

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August 1, 20170 found this helpful

What I'd did was I smashed up crackers and cereal and my gold fish stade alive

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

Oreo cookies are you serious you shouldn't even have a fish. Of all the things to feed an animal you think it's a good idea to give them cookies? That's the craziest thing I've ever heard

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

You can boil or microwave leafy vegetables like lettuce or spinach and give it to the fish after it has cooled.

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October 15, 20180 found this helpful

Natural food
Common carp is a typical peaceful omnivorous fish which consumes a range of different natural foods, including planktonic crustaceans, insects (including their larvae and pupae), the tender parts and seeds of water plants, and also fish eggs and larvae, as well as smaller fish.
*** It is important to note that common carp is a flexible and opportunistic feeder that can switch from preferred to alternative diets according to the food availability (Hoole et al., 2001).
www.fao.org/.../

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May 15, 20190 found this helpful

There's actually quite a few things you can feed to your goldfish, but only if it's in a proper tank with filtration (like it should be).

These include:
Frozen bloodworms - pretty much everything that isn't a dedicated herbivore goes crazy for these. You can put them in the tank frozen or you can thaw them out. Don't feed these every day, though.
Algae wafers - these are a good alternative to goldfish flakes or pellets. They take longer for the fish to eat since they just kinda nibble on them, but they're a lot less messy and are less likely to pollute the water.
Cooked Shrimp - a larger goldfish might enjoy pieces of shrimp. Fully grown comet goldfish might even be able to eat whole salad shrimps. The low fat content and high nutrition values of shrimp make this the best meaty food to give to fish.
Brine Shrimp, live - these are especially loved by goldfish.
Cooked vegetables - lightly steamed peas, zucchini and beet tops are a good choice.
Live aquarium plants - no, I'm not suggesting you feed these to your fish. You actually don't want to do that because it can get REALLY expensive. However, goldfish will absolutely DESTROY any live plants you put in your tank.

However, if you keep your goldfish in a bowl (SHAME ON YOU if you do that), don't feed any of these except for the algae wafers. The money would be better spent on getting a proper (30 gallons+) tank with a suitable filter.

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