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Pedigree Dog Food For Gold Fish

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Hello

i would like to know if anyone else have very good expericance with pedigree

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Hello diwaker...

i fixed your multiple threads problem.

to answer your question though,

goldfish and dogs have different nutritional needs.

why would you want to feed your goldfish dog food?

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Uh - I would say that this is a seriously bad idea.

The clue is on the tin - Pedigree DOG food.

Fish, like Tinko says, need a very different diet to dogs - Mostly plant and algae based, but with a small amount of protein, like bloodworm, mysis shrimp, mosquito larvae etc. The comercially made dog food will foul your tank and is completely unsuitable for fish.

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actually we tested feeding pedigree on group of about 20 red oranda gold fish fry( about 1 inch) from last 4 months those fish lives in one of our 5 fit x 4 x 2.5 fit cement cistern in our non ornamental fish hatchery ( eating fish farm like grass karp, rohu , catfish etc) and results are very good they achieved very good size in 4 months thats why i am asking if anyone else have any experiance.

actually to general non ornamental edible fish we generally give them rice bran , meat wastes as a food anyone suggest any cheap food for gold fish coz those packed food like hikari etc are too costly in my opinion if we plan to start ornamental fish breeding.

thanks

diwaker

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If I remember correctly, I think my brother in the Philippines was feeding his flowerhorn cichlid and/or arowana dog food sometimes. I don't think it was Pedigree though. They seemed to be doing just fine. His flowerhorn is really nice.

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I personally wouldnt do it, cuz like most people have already said goldfish have different nutritional needs than dogs, there is a reason why they make fishfood

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Wouldn't the dog food swell up huge and cause the fish to get constipated or sbd issues? Not to mention suffer from vitamin deficiencies due to improper diet. I wouldn't want to risk that in any fish, regardless of type. JMO. :noway

There are probly websites where you can order fishfood in bulk so it would be cheaper.

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Aren't there cat foods that are made predominately of fish and fish byproducts that would serve well as a gf (or tropical) food?

oliver

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Dog and cat foods are made with alot of animal products such as lamb and chicken, and lots of animal fats, not to mention animal bone and byproducts depending on the quality of the cat/dog food. Fish have a hard time digesting these fatty acids as they are not built for that in their diet. And think about this - when does oil and water ever mix?? Imagine all of the oily residue collecting in your tank?? I can understand - your fish look healthy and are growing, but they are young, and who knows what kind of problems are in their future health wise. Bulk stores are great for cheap food. Big Al's has mail order and sells bulk. Just my two cents. :)

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Thomas mentioned when I read him this thread that goldfish need about 30% protein in their diets, while dog food has upwards of 70% protein. Dog food is simply not formulated for fish consumption. Like Shawna says above, those foods have a lot of animal fats in them-- goldfish already have an inefficient digestive system, so feeding a food like this will likely cause more problems than it's worth.

There are other options when it comes to feeding fish-- lots of vegetables such as peas, spinach, and broccoli, supplemented by a protein food such as krill or brine shrimp. Brine shrimp eggs are pretty inexpensive and you can grow your own at whatever level necessary to feed all your fish.

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There are other options when it comes to feeding fish-- lots of vegetables such as peas, spinach, and broccoli, supplemented by a protein food such as krill or brine shrimp. Brine shrimp eggs are pretty inexpensive and you can grow your own at whatever level necessary to feed all your fish.

This.

There are plenty of cheap alternatives to commercial fish foods, you just have to be willing to put some effort into it.

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actually the dog food we are feeding to our group of orandas have very low FAT ( its an puppy food) and we soack them in water first then we feed to our group of orandas we also change about 25% 50% water daily.

but scientifically you are right dog food is not good for fish.

i am planning to grind some dry fish and mix , ricebran with vitamin additives and will test it on a group of 6 orandas i will let you know the results soon.

thank you all for your time.

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I have a friend who swears by a weekly treat of dog food. Obviously, no-one's going to just feed dog food to a fish, but so many people give dog or cat food as an occasional meal. Fish thrive when they're given meat as well as vegetables...not being herbivores, it's pretty obvious. Liver, worms and specialised hedgehog food are good, too.

My friend says try a little one day. If nothing bad happens, then it's fine.

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My friend says try a little one day. If nothing bad happens, then it's fine.[/color]

What extraordinairy advice your friend gave. The food we feed fish has long term health effects just like smoking. A healthy fish will not drop dead but fat may build up around the inner organs and parasite eggs in dog food can become imbedded in the GI tract longterm. Dog food sterility standards are not as high as a tiny fishes needs.

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Dog food is not designed for fishes, just because the fish didn't die during the tests doesn't mean that it is ok. Sure, we could eat fast food every meal of the day, we wouldn't die, but i'm sure we all know the consequenses of such a diet. the same goes for fish.

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i went on pedigree.com and looked up the content in their puppy food. fat is the fifth ingredient in puppy food. i believe this will be the case in any PUPPY food you purchase. puppy food is high in fat. always. puppies need that to grow. adult dog food has lower fat content because their bodies don't need all the extra calories required for growth. seems to me that as the diet requirements of the two species are TOTALLY different, it would be in the best interest of the fish to eat fish food and dogs to eat dog food. depending on what kind of fillers are used to produce the dog food, you would be setting all of your fancy goldfish up for SERIOUS constipation issues as well, since they are designed to eat more of a plant based diet.

i'm glad you've decided not to go with dog food for your orandas, diwaker. there are a lot of knowledgeable people on this forum that i'm sure would be willing to help you figure out what type of food would be the best, cheapest, healthiest and easiest to give your fish.

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So - in conclusion,

Dog food is not a feeding option for fish.

Anyone wanting to feed large numbers of fish more economically can go to the food section where many ideas and suggestions are available.

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