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Conversation Between thekoimaiden and finnfinnfriend
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  1. finnfinnfriend
    07-27-2012 11:17 PM - permalink
    I never knew they needed so much veggies! Thank you.
  2. thekoimaiden
    07-27-2012 11:09 PM - permalink
    I know some people would do veggies for one meal and 1-2 pellets for the other meal, but I think a both should be in the same meal. I would give them one mouthful of pellet (so roughly one pellet) to two mouthfuls of veggies. This also depends a bit on the size of the fish. Large fish can obviously eat larger mouthfuls and hold more food in the GI tract.
  3. finnfinnfriend
    07-27-2012 10:37 PM - permalink
    Oh okay that makes sense. So by feeding them veggies, their overall protein intake isn't 34%, just the pellet part. How often should goldfish be fed veggies?
  4. thekoimaiden
    07-27-2012 07:39 PM - permalink
    Young goldfish need a lot of protein, between 45% and 40%. Older goldfish (3+ years) are the ones that need between 25% and 30% protein. That would be a pretty good staple diet, but with older goldfish I would supplement with more veggies.
  5. finnfinnfriend
    07-26-2012 11:03 PM - permalink
    Well I looked into NLS goldfish formula, but it looks like it's meat based like the betta formula, and isn't goldfish food supposed to have under 30% protein? The goldfish formula has 34%, which is only 3 percent less than the betta formula...
  6. thekoimaiden
    07-26-2012 11:00 PM - permalink
    New Life Spectrum, hands down. If you've got new goldies, try to get one the higher protein formulas as the goldfish formula is a little lower in protein than I would like for a young goldfish. Some of the cichlid formulas might fit the bill.
  7. finnfinnfriend
    07-26-2012 10:48 PM - permalink
    Hello koimaiden, I was just wondering... What are the best commercially prepared goldfish pellets?
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