I have two goldfish (for a little over a year), in a 10 gallon tank. They are very lively, healthy fish. I feed them flake food twice a day, and so far, they are doing very well..
I have a couple questions about feeding:
a) I recently read online that if goldfish are fed flaked food, it should be wet a little bit beforehand, which will cause it to sink to the bottom (and can then be eaten later). This prevents fish from swallowing air.
Is this an advisable feeding method? Do fish really swallow too much air when eating, and is this bad for them?
b) Regarding the type of flakes-- any suggestions? I have been feeding my fish Aqueon flakes (from petco), and they seem to be doing fine...but is there any nutritional value, or is it pretty much fish junkfood? If so, what other brand of flakes do you recommend?