How to feed goldfish properly?
What is the best goldfish food? How many times should I feed my goldfish each day? Feeding goldfish is no easy task for a beginner. If you can grasp an understanding of the following principles that will go a long way towards helping you feed your goldfish.
What is the best goldfish food? Goldfish will eat almost anything such as cooked peas, insect larvae, fish flakes, flakes and even larvae.
Flake food often is preferred over pellet food or other types of sinking food, due to the fact that they are easier for the goldfish to see and to clean after. Food that floats on the top of the water is easier for the goldfish to find and easier to clean up. But just flake foods are not a good choice at all because they are not nutritionally balanced enough for your goldfish, and they are messy.
It is better to offer several small feedings rather than a single large feeding. The processed food available at pet stores include: Pellet food, Frozen food, Flake food, Homemade food, etc.
How many times should I feed my goldfish each day? Once a day, just 1 or 2 times is enough. Just how much they will eat in a few minutes without a lot accumulating on the bottom of the aquarium.
A good rule of thumb is to only feed as much as the size of the goldfish’s eye. If you overfeed them, they will eat it all and get poorly. Too much food will get the water all dirty. A good idea is the floating feed ring, which will keep all the food in one place so the goldfish know exactly where to find the food.
You can also put some plants in there, it will oxygenate the water and goldfish can nibble the leaves if they're a bit hungry after the feed without eating too much. Almost all healthy fish can go a week without food.