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How do I convince my goldies to eat those veggies?

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My goldies always ignore the green things. When I give them veggies and fruits, they ignore until the veggies or fruits rot away. How do I convince them to eat those veggies?

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They don't eat the plants too, unless they're moss balls.. :)

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boil or steam all the veggies, blend them all together, add a half clove of garlic, set the mixture with gelatin or Agar Agar and then cut it up into bite size cubes.

stand right back.... the result is fierce and you may lose an arm ;)

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boil or steam all the veggies, blend them all together, add a half clove of garlic, set the mixture with gelatin or Agar Agar and then cut it up into bite size cubes.

stand right back.... the result is fierce and you may lose an arm ;)

GEE! Thank you so much Helen! Thank you so much! :) :)

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Even just rubbing garlic usually gets a goldfish's attention.

Other than that just leave it in the tank for a while. Eventually they'll figure out it's food. Mine had the same problem with whole fish.

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you're welcome :) just be sure to blend it all nice and fine so that there are no big chunks :)

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I would try rubbing the veggies with garlic juice (after boiling them to soften), put them on the veggie clip and leave for 24-48 hours. Also try to not feed anything else so that they will be extra hungry and more apt to try the veggies. You can also start by putting something extra delicious on the veggie clip like a small piece of orange, just so that they begin to associate the veggie clip with food.

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It took my guys a while to associate with the veggie clip, but they all recognize the yum yum's now ;)

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you're welcome :) just be sure to blend it all nice and fine so that there are no big chunks :)

I shall do it, sister. :)

I would try rubbing the veggies with garlic juice (after boiling them to soften), put them on the veggie clip and leave for 24-48 hours. Also try to not feed anything else so that they will be extra hungry and more apt to try the veggies. You can also start by putting something extra delicious on the veggie clip like a small piece of orange, just so that they begin to associate the veggie clip with food.

Thank you, Tithra. I shall rub the veggies with garlic juice! :) But I have searched all over the town but couldn't find a veggie clip like that of Edie's! :D :D So I shall try putting the veggies in the regular vacuum suckers meant for air pipes. :)

It took my guys a while to associate with the veggie clip, but they all recognize the yum yum's now ;)

That's great, my friend! :)

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Even just rubbing garlic usually gets a goldfish's attention.

Other than that just leave it in the tank for a while. Eventually they'll figure out it's food. Mine had the same problem with whole fish.

Thank you very much for the reply, Evening. :) :)

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Starve them for a day or two than all of the sudden, anything seems....edible...

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They don't eat the plants too, unless they're moss balls.. :)

Oh man, you have no idea how lucky you are with that one. My orandas took a liking to my (previously beautifully planted out, too!) plants after I got them onto greens. :no: All that has survived are two potted hairgrass, a dwarf anibus annnnd... No, thats all that lived. :bye2:

If their used to gel food, what Helen said will probably be even more effective. It's just getting them to realise it's food! :clapping:

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Starve them for a day or two than all of the sudden, anything seems....edible...

Starve? Oh no! God bless that I don't have to starve them anyday.

They don't eat the plants too, unless they're moss balls.. :)

Oh man, you have no idea how lucky you are with that one. My orandas took a liking to my (previously beautifully planted out, too!) plants after I got them onto greens. :no: All that has survived are two potted hairgrass, a dwarf anibus annnnd... No, thats all that lived. :bye2:

If their used to gel food, what Helen said will probably be even more effective. It's just getting them to realise it's food! :clapping:

Thank you so much for your reply, Amber! :):heart

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