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.
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.
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.
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.
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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I am getting a goldfish tomorrow and I really don't know what to feed it. Could you please tell me something that doesn't cost a lot of money and is not hard to find.
Go to the pet store and get specially formulated food for goldfish
Pet stores or Walmart should carry reasonably priced boxed or jars of food formulated for your fish. No need to by the most expensive. Check the per ounce price when comparing sizes.
Never feed them people food like bread, or dog or cat food, as it can be deadly.
My last goldfish lived for almost 5 years, which was amazing to me. I followed the feeding directions on the box exactly (I was careful not to overfeed) and kept his bowl immaculate. Good luck with your new fin friend!
You will find many good goldfish foods at a pet store. The secret is not to feed too much. When your fish leaves food in the bowl after a couple minutes of feeding, you have probably fed too much. When it is time to change the water (I used to change mine weekly) put the water you will use into a bowl and leave it out on the counter overnight. That allows the chlorine to leave the water, and the temperature of the old and new water to be the same. Good luck!
you pretty much can't get away from needing to buy goldfish food, otherwise it will die due to taxing its digestive system
fish food is not expensive at all and i would say pretty accessible in any grocery store, even
I have dried dog pellets food can I crush some to feed my gold fish
Please don't feed goldfish anything other than food specifically designed for them. They are not able to process beef, chicken, gluten or most ingredients in dog food.
This article has a lot of good info on how to keep your swimming friends healthy!
I would recommend ONLY feeding you Gold Fish -------fish food.
No. They cant digest it.
I just won a goldfish at a fair and it is very late and everything is closed. Is it okay to feed it little pieces of bread crumbs just until we are able to go to the store tomorrow?
Soak it in water first and just give a tiny bit. Excess crumbs will cloud the water.
NO!!! Please NEVER feed gold fish bread.
Bread can kill fish as it bloats them.
If you have to feed them something other than gold fish food, you can try very, very tiny bits of frozen peas (take off the shell) or lettuce.
Best to get them real goldfish food ASAP to give them their best chance to survive.
Sadly fair fish frequently don't make it because they are sitting so long (often in the sun or not properly fed by the people who run the fair). This just happened to a friend over the weekend and she had one very sad kiddo.
Prayers for yours to make it!! Post back with an update!
No. No bread crumbs. Tiny bits of lettuce are OK. Get some fish food right away.