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Veggies Not To Give?


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So, I have given my goldfish peas, cucumber, romaine lettuce, zucchini... I have heard spinach and kale is good if blanched (then what, throw it in, rip up, veggie clip?)

I want to know, for further reference and so that Boyfriend doesn't do something stupid like throwing whole radishes in the tank or something (lol), is there anything that goldfish *should not* have at all?

Thanks!

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I sprinkle my spinach/kale with a few drops of water (or don't dry it off after washing), spreading the leaves out on a plate and microwave it for a few seconds until it is soft, and then just put them in a veggie clip.

Not sure about what not to give, but I heard and experienced that broccoli makes them gassy/floaty. Mine completely ignore carrots, no matter how soft they are. Not sure what NOT to give them though :unsure:

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I sprinkle my spinach/kale with a few drops of water (or don't dry it off after washing), spreading the leaves out on a plate and microwave it for a few seconds until it is soft, and then just put them in a veggie clip.

Not sure about what not to give, but I heard and experienced that broccoli makes them gassy/floaty. Mine completely ignore carrots, no matter how soft they are. Not sure what NOT to give them though :unsure:

I was mainly curious to hear if anything fruit/veg wise could be potentially toxic to goldies. Thanks!

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As far as I know, there aren't any veggies that people can eat but goldfish can't, in moderate quantities. I wouldn't give them anything cooked with other ingredients, though, like stir fried veggies.

ETA: Woah! you've made more posts in 2 days than I have in 2 months!

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ETA: Woah! you've made more posts in 2 days than I have in 2 months!

I noticed that too, I get carried away - I used to be a mod for the Guitar Hero forums as a actual job once so I went into job mode haha. Gonna slow down. Actually, Ive had two people say thank you to two separate posts because they were wondering the same thing :D

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:) Here you go What to Feed

Most of this stuff is actually in pinned topics if you search around. Hope this helps :)

Thanks, however the main point of this post was to find out if there is anything *bad bad bad* to give goldies :) I'll search in there to see if anything like that is mentioned tho :)

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I doubt there is something that really is poisonous for them. I just googled it.

But there are things that aren't so great for them like corn, rice and potatoes as they are high in starch.

Other than that I really don't find anything.

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I doubt there is something that really is poisonous for them. I just googled it.

But there are things that aren't so great for them like corn, rice and potatoes as they are high in starch.

Other than that I really don't find anything.

Gotcha, good to know. Thanks!

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I actually found online that you CAN feed them beans. Never tried it though. And yes, broccoli makes my fish a bit gassy too.

One thing they LOVE is garlic. Sprinkling some garlic powder on the veggie before I microwave and soften it makes the fish go twice as crazy for the food. I even tried this with carrots, because my fish don't like them. So I stuck little slivers of fresh garlic into the carrot.

The fish pulled out all the garlic and ate it, but ignored the carrot :rolleyes:

If you ever make gel food for them, try adding one or two crushed garlic cloves or a teaspoon garlic powder. That will make them go nuts.

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Fluffy doesn't like carrots, either...I'll have to try the garlic thing.

So far he likes zuccini and peas the best.

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My fish love broccoli the most. It doesn't seem to make them gassy though, even my kenny who can go belly up sometimes. They also love squash. But I poke all the seeds out so that it doesn't make a mess in the tank.

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I can give you one tip on what not to give , first hand experience.

this cost me a beautiful redcap oranda to learn too:

Do not give them Gorgonzola cheese. this also applys to danish blue cheese and rockfort blue too i assume.

Death next day and they are a little bloated. the cheese must form gas as i opened fish and noted such.

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I can give you one tip on what not to give , first hand experience.

this cost me a beautiful redcap oranda to learn too:

Do not give them Gorgonzola cheese. this also applys to danish blue cheese and rockfort blue too i assume.

Death next day and they are a little bloated. the cheese must form gas as i opened fish and noted such.

Why would you feed a goldfish any kind of cheese in the first place? :blink:

Ok I killed a fish with sugary candy, but I was like at the most 10 years old back then.

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there are many many things which can be given to fish and promote good health, growth etc.

I am always experimenting with various foods stuffs. When i tell what works or does not work it is from my experience first hand.

the cheese was a BIG sad mistake but please note that milk is given to first born fry baby with good results. also other milk products . and there is of course much more. now i am having a grand problem with new bays fish hatching andmy brine shrimps are not hatching so good.

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yes your are right to be feeling bad. I too do not enjoy when I loose fish due to a stupid mistake. That is the beauty of a forum like this koko as all can express waht they have learned and others may benfit from those who hard earned lessons.

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Thanks to this forum, I have been giving my goldie wilted spinach. I think he died and went to heaven, he LOVES it. Turns into a rapture! Trashing and nibbling and thrashing some more trying to rip off chunks. I should get video of it, it is hilarious. Will try the garlic thing! I wonder if he would like it if I rubbed a fresh cut clove of garlic on the spinach.

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LOL tried spinach with garlic powder. The powder spread all over the tank but my oranda seemed to love it and just chomping at every little bit! I was a little nervous of him breathing it in but all seems to be ok. Ill try a rub with a fresh clove next time :)

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