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  1. Default How much to feed goldfish?

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    I have 2 goldfish, one is 2 years old and about 6" and one is 4 years old and about 8" long. I feed them Aquarian goldfish pellets and I was wondering how much I should be feeding them? At the moment I don't really measure it, I just tip some in in the morning when I get up and by the time I've had breakfast they've usually eaten it all. I know the usual "as much as they can eat in 5 minutes" rule and on the packet it says "Dispense 1 or 2 pellets per fish on the water until the fish stop feeding". (I feel they would never stop feeding if I did this)

    This morning I checked how much I normally feed them and it was about 20 pellets. Does this seem excessive? They do c**p alot and are constantly searching for food and uprooting the decor but I assume this is just what goldfish do and doesn't mean they are really hungry?

    Any suggestions appreciated.


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    I think that is too much. The actual rule is what they can eat in 1-2 minutes! What size tank?

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    It's 180 litre

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    That's a good size tank, but still would cut down on the food just a bit. Goldfish are so greedy.......

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    I'll try 10 pellets tomorrow and see how it goes. Thanks for your help.
    Last edited by deadmansfinger; 05-20-2013 at 09:52 PM.

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    Let us know how it goes.
    Allergic to all things furry.

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    Goldfish are frequent feeders and eat anything they can. This explains why they can pollute the water quickly with their waste. However, you can always regulate their feeding by allowing them to eat as much as they possibly can until they start eating slower between pellets(I suggest around 5 seconds) instead of the 5 minute feeding guidelines. However, if your tank gets dirty quickly, then it means that you are feeding your fish too much and you should reduce their feeding amount or just clean your filter oftenly. Hope this helps
    let fishes do what fishes does

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