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Feeding your goldfish.


KimA.

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I hear different opinions on how many times a day to feed goldfish.   Two to three times a day seems to be the common answer, but many aquarium stores feed only once. 

 

Is this to cut down on waste?

 

Does the type of food make a difference?

 

Do  young fish  ( 1 - 1 1/2 inches)   require more feedings?

 

Thanks in advance for your opinions. :thumbup2:

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A good rule of thumb is to feed a minimum of 1% of the fish body weight per day. So weigh all the fish, add that together, and feed 1% of that, over a few meals a day. I would imagine fish stores feed less to reduce food costs and to keep ammonia and solid waste to a minimum. I also think a hungry fish is more active, making it more likely to sell faster.

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