How to feed goldfish
There is a wide range of choices when it comes to feeding your goldfish. However, it’s important to ensure that you feed them with the right food and in the right proportion. Fish flakes, while packed with nutrients, should not be the only food that you use.
Think of your goldfish’s diet as you do your own. Fish need and enjoy a varied diet, so it’s good to mix it up a little bit. If you were to eat the same kind of food day in, day out, you would become bored and it probably would not be good for your health over a long period of time either. You may even become sick. The same thing applies to your goldfish. Goldfish are pretty easy to keep, but a good mixed diet helps to keep them healthy. As stated before, fish flakes are good but they tend to float on top of the water so when your goldfish eats the flakes they can sometimes gulp in some air which can bring about constipation and swim bladder problems.
You can buy food pellets that sink to the bottom of the tank. Again, these are nutritious and many goldfish enjoy foraging around the gravel. Sometimes the gravel or any waste material laying on the bottom of your tank can be mistaken for the pellets which could cause problems when your fish feeds on them so make sure that your tank is quite clean at the bottom without unnecessary debris.
There are also clips that have suction cups on them and these can be placed around the sides of your aquarium. You can add a variety of vegetables to the clips which can spruce up the diet of your fish. You can try it with a wide range of green leafy vegetables to see which one appeals to your goldfish. Vegetables like cabbage, cucumber, lettuce and peas are good to start with. Peas are particularly good for your fish and are almost like a wonder food. They can help with a number of health issues including constipation.
Finally, do not overfeed your fish. This can do more harm than good. One of the key problems that overfeeding can cause is swim bladder problems. This can cause your goldfish to act in a very strange way! A great solution to fish overfeeding is an automatic feeder. Make sure to read some reviews of electronic fish feeders before you buy one. If you wish for your goldfish to live happily as well as healthily, better find out first how to feed goldfish in the right way, before you even buy and start raising them.