I feed my goldfish Hikari Lionhead, homemade gel foods (comprise mostly veggies), Mazuri gel foods, plant cuttings, bloodworms, shrimp pellets and the occasional shrimps. My homemade gel foods make up most of the menu though since it includes sardines, multivitamins, calcium, acidophilus, etc. I combine now my Mazuri powder with the homemade gel food.
Gravel is fine but I personally hate gravel as I had to vacuum it and I don't like to waste time over it anymore so my goldfish tanks are simply barebottom with plants kept in pots.
Hello, I have been reading your post about goldfish and wanted to ask a few questions about them. What specific food do you feed your goldfish? I have heard that new life spectrum has a good quality food that sinks.
Also in regards to substrate I am looking to buy some gravel that is about 1-2mm to do some goldfish safe planting. Will they have issues swollowing this? one of my babies is about a foot long including her tail and can put the a few large lfs gravel pieces in her mouth at a time!!
Thank you so much for your time and helpful information.