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I've tried feeding my fish lettuce a couple times, but none of them seem to really enjoy it. One fish won't even touch it, and the others will chew it, but spit it out eventually. One fish though did manage to eat a piece, but then the next day I noticed a huge, wierd shaped poo coming out of him, which turned out to be a seemingly undigested piece of lettuce. Am I just giving them pieces that are too big? I've tried tiny pieces, but they seem to just ignore them. I tried blanching the lettuce last time, but this didn't seem to help at all. Any suggestions? Or should I just give up on lettuce and try a new veggie?

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What sort of lettuce are you feeding? Romaine are the only ones that my fish like.

You should blanche lettuce in boiling water first as it makes it easier for them to eat and digest.

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When I do it I cut Little cuts into the leafs. About three on each side of the leafs This way the goldfish can nip at the corners, :)

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i tried romaine with my goldfish too, and he didn't like it at all. i blanched it first and everything. but i found mine did loooove cantaloupe. so maybe it's a preference thing.

like, bettas are supposed to go nuts over bloodworms, and every other betta i've had loved them. but my current betta, mr. fabulous, isn't the least bit impressed. he won't eat anything but his betta bits. in fact, when i try to feed him bloodworms, he actually seems to be giving me a dirty look, and then goes and sulks.

they're all individuals, with likes and dislikes, and it could just be that yours doesn't like salad. :)

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my fishes didnt care for the lettuce, and werent impressed by spinich either. they dig brocolli, if i cut it small enough, and they go wild over melon, peas, and greenbeans. i also give them krill as a treat, and when im over the tank crushing it up for them, one of my fish seems to be trying to get out of the water and snatch it out of my fingers.

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My betta absolutely LOVES bloodworms...goes crazy for them. But I tried feeding him tubifex worms onetime, and he spat them out, and went and sulked in the corner...quite cute actually. He's definitely got more of an attitute then my goldies!

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Guest starsmom

my oranda won't eat lettuce either, but he will eat kiwi fruit!

laura

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it is so amazing how many diff fruits and veggies fish can eat

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Guest OverSouL

um.. i tried to feed my fish some spinach last time and they ate it :D

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Guest loub

Mine really love zuchini squash. Take a slice out length ways and put it on a veggie clip. They munch on it all day.

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My fish dont seem to like lettuce, so i just feed them rolled oats, peas, flakes and spinach. - is this a "ok" diet?

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