Goldfish Flakes - Food Of The Champions?
Thinking about what to feed your goldfish? I bet you're thinking about goldfish flakes, as they are the common type of food recommended for aquarists today. Flakes and pellets are the most simple way to feed your goldfish.
You may not know this, but most successful goldfish aquarists rarely or never feed their fish pellets or flake food. Flakes may have lots of bulking agents, processed with minerals, vitamins and all your "goldfish needs". Did you ever get constipated for eating only dry food? And when you started eating fresh food like veggies and fruit, problems seem to go away. You can understand where I'm trying to go, don't you?
Let's face another harsh reality that people who eat junk food and nutrition bars are not the healthiest of people. I'm not saying they won't survive, but they will have unnecessary problems later. Just imagine goldfish flakes and pellets are as junk food and nutrition bars for people. Eating them too often, and they will have constipation problems and later develop the Swim Bladder disorder. Hamburgers are delicious, but if you make yourself a diet from eating them...
Fish love varied diets and goldfish benefit from this rule. It's safe to say that flakes and pellets, considered daily goldfish food, have little or no fiber. Yes, that is true. Don't you think foods like Rice, Orange, Apple, Peas, Carrot, Corn, Banana, Pear, Cucumber, Lettuce, Spinach and many other can benefit your goldfish?
Varied diets consisting of goldfish flakes, veggies and fruit(often as possible) also live food(occasional) can keep your goldfish as healthy as ever. They will keep them swimming gracefully, have shiny scales, bright colors and be very active fish. Happy fish.
Feed your goldfish flakes and pellets, but not as the main type of food and not very often(daily). Keep them as happy and healthy as you are.
Buying and Keeping Goldfish Flakes
The question is: Do you own an aquarium or a pond? How many times have you bought too much food and end up throwing it away. You don't want to make this mistake when buying too much flake food or pellets. After you open the tub, a gradual deterioration in the quality of flake starts. They will become damp or wet over time.
Never buy huge tubs unless you own a pond and have many goldfish to feed. Smaller tubes are the best choice when owning an aquarium. Best to keep them away from sunlight and cold. If they moist don't feed them to your goldfish. Throw them away!
Here's where you can buy goldfish flakes and pellets. Recommended:
Love to you,
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