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How *much* leafy greens to feed

Discussion in 'All Questions from Newbies' started by rastoboy, Jan 2, 2018.

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Do you feed your goldfish fresh vegetables?

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  1. rastoboy

    rastoboy Member

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    Hi All,

    One thing that confuses me is how much to feed goldies. I hear "everything they can eat in two minutes" but I also hear "clip some blanched greens to the side of the tank and let them munch on it all day".

    I put some spinach leaves on the side of the tank, and they will indeed munch on it all day, but it is a *lot* of food.

    How does one determine how much to feed these guys for them to be healthy?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated!

    lee
     
  2. rastoboy

    rastoboy Member

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    I should mention that I checked out the Feeding thread here...and it seems rather inconclusive. Other than 2-5% of body weight a day...I'm not gonna lie...kinda afraid to take my fish out and weigh it!
     
  3. joe

    joe Well-Known Member

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    just feed several small feedings per day of really good foods and lots of water changes, no real secret at all.
     
  4. shakaho

    shakaho Well-Known Member

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    Read this: http://www.raingarden.us/feeding.pdf

    You can feed greens continuously since they don't have much in the way of major nutrients, but satisfy the goldfish need to eat all the time.
     
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  5. Justintime

    Justintime Active Member

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    I keep spinach in a clip for them most of the day
     
  6. rastoboy

    rastoboy Member

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    Thanks, folks, that's some good info!

    @Justintime what do you do for protein and such?

    @shakaho that doc was super helpful, thanks :)
     
  7. Justintime

    Justintime Active Member

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    Frozen blood worms mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, live meal worms med. size not super worms
     
  8. rastoboy

    rastoboy Member

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    like, every other day, maybe? using the "what they can eat in two minutes" rule for that?
     
  9. Justintime

    Justintime Active Member

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    Yea I do more like 7 feedings a day and they are big feedings like what they can eat in 5 minuets just keep up on your water changes and over filtration
     
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    Growing them too have proper shaped bodies fins and wen they need constant food and pristine water
     
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    Justintime Active Member

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    Gotta find what works for you but word of advice pick up the super gold from dandy oranda’s site and I really started seeing wen growth after feeding live foods
     
  13. Justintime

    Justintime Active Member

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    Sorry no every day is how I feed them these foods plus others like algae wafers n American Aquarium Products omnivore crumbles are two more foods I’m having good results with
     
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  15. rastoboy

    rastoboy Member

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    cool, thanks. and nice fish!
     
  16. calicomj

    calicomj Well-Known Member

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    I don't feed leafy greens at all, but my fish live outside so they eat green algae all day. They never overeat. They're never constipated. Green stuff is good stuff.
     

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