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  1. #1

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    Hi there,

    Peas fixed my fish--hurray! I am a happy fish-mom!

    Now I'm worried about their diet.

    So we had the following foods on hand:

    -Pellets
    -Veggie disks
    -Flakes
    -Dried blood worms

    I think it must definitely have been something the poor little fella ate. Is there something on that list I should eliminate? I think hubby might have gone a bit wild on the pellets . . . could that have been the problem?

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    • 27 gallon unheated tank
    • 2 2-inch fish: a fantail and a calico telescope
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    its not really the type of the food but the brand and its content, good food will have nutrient content printed on the package. but if you feed them small amounts several times a day im sure that will help you out. of course the pea treatment every couple of weeks wouldnt hurt.
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    overfeeding of any kind of food will definitely cause a problem. A lot of people try to avoid high protein foods for goldfish too, so use the bloodworms sparingly or cut them out entirely.
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    Its not the type as was said above, but the quality. Four our goldfish I was mortified that the Tetra brand when reading ingredients were... well... not good. There's a few brands I would recommend with the "good stuff", Omega One, and New life spectrum make fabulous goldfish foods!

    Goldfish will eat a host of foods, so give them a good variety of quality ingredient foods.

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    + 1 to a variety of quality foods.

    Just to add a bit to the variety, Some other excellent brands are Kens foods & Ocean Nutrition and they may enjoy the occasional veggie treat as well [Though not as a staple].
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    I also heard somewhere that freeze dried food ( like shrimp, bloodworms, etc.) can cause constipation - I like to use frozen with my fish.

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    Thanks! I'll try a new brand.
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    • 2 2-inch fish: a fantail and a calico telescope
    • Penguin BioWheel 200 filter with Ammo Chips
    • One 6-inch air stone
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    I've always read to feed pellets if at all possible. Flakes swell up in the belly and cause constipation.

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