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Thankfully, you can eliminate risk altogether. Most live food is available at the pet store in small amounts (and these are usually 100% safe for goldfish to eat). Live foods available include brine shrimp, daphnia, tubifex worms, glass worms, and . In fact, aquarium snails are a goldfish delicacy!
Live foods for Goldfish
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A great way to avoid disease and maintain the nutrition of live food is with frozen or freeze-dried food. Frozen foods are available in chunks which your goldfish will love. Be sure to break them up for younger fish to eat easily. The most popular freeze-dried foods are brine shrimp and blood worms. A sinking daily diet for fancy goldfish so nutritious you can eliminate the feeding of live foods
Photo provided by FlickrLive food such as brine shrimp and daphnia are highly nutritious for goldfish. Avoid taking these food items from the wild, though, as they can carry diseases.
Photo provided by FlickrMay 30, 2017 - Live food for your goldfish is a brilliant source of protein and is often used to get fish ready for breeding
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There are far more varieties of goldfish food than most people realize. While flakes are popular and will sustain a goldfish for many years, it is not a good idea to feed them on a daily basis without providing an alternative. There are many different kinds of flakes to choose from. Foods that contain Spirulina are said to promote growth and enhance coloring. A well balanced diet that consists of live foods, fruits and veggies helps a goldfish to possess a strong immune system and vibrant coloring. Goldfish will enthusiastically consume a wide variety of vegetables such as skinless peas, steamed lettuce, shredded carrot, potato, zucchini, squash, spinach, cucumber, and green beans. There are also a number of fruits that goldfish enjoy as well. Watermelon chunks, orange and grapefruit slices, apple wedges, banana slices, and grape pieces make nutritious side dishes as well.Commercial goldfish food provides the vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates and proteins goldfish need, but feeding them other foods adds interest and variety to their diets. Goldfish are omnivores, and eat a wide range of plant food and food from animals, including live food. Overfeeding goldfish is bad for their health and the water quality in their aquariums. Feed goldfish different foods in place of their usual diet, and not as an extra treat.The term "feeder" fish basically refers to any small fish that is used as live food for another fish, normally a larger predatory species of fish. The most common species people use as feeders are goldfish. The problem with goldfish is they can contain internal parasites that if ingested by your Oscar can cause all sorts of problems. No one is disputing the fact that Oscars will probably be an opportunist in the wild and will certainly eat any other small fish given the chance. However, we feel that it's a risk that is not worth taking so feeding live fish is best avoided when there are plenty of other better and more healthy foods available. If you are absolutely adamant that you want to feed live fish to your Oscars then we would encourage you to either breed the fish yourself or quarantine any purchased fish for at least two weeks. But that will never 100% guarantee you are not feeding infected fish to your Oscar.Goldfish can live for as long as two weeks without food. It is ideal to feed them with fish flakes twice a day, to give goldfish a good staple food for their species. There are specialized fish flakes exclusively for goldfish, so do not make the mistake in giving them tropical fish flakes. The two varieties of flakes are different from each other when it comes to nutritional content.