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I bought a huge zip lock bag (1lb) full of "Grazing Tortoise Seed Mix" for some other pets. I will never grow it all unless I plant a huge field (and I'm not gunna do that). However it would be easy to grow the seeds into sprouts and feed them to goldfish. The Grazing Tortoise Seed Mix contains:

Crimson Clover

Red Clover

Creeping Red Fescue

Turnip Greens


Kentucky Blue Grass

Orchard Grass

Wheat Grass

Oat Grass

Rye Grass

Barley Grass



Timothy Grass

Would the above plant sprouts be safe as goldfish food?

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I don't see why not. I would assume that if they are ok for other pets, they'd be ok for goldfish. What a good idea, actually - to feed the goldies sprouts.

Let us know how it goes.


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I'm guessing it will be safe too, just wanted to know what thoughts and/or experience others had.:D

This is how they describe the seed pack: "These seeds were picked for their nutritional value (fiber, calcium, protein etc)as well as their palatability".

Would I need to freeze or blanch the sprouts to make them edible for goldies?

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your fish might be able to eat the sprouts raw...but if the sprouts are too big or tough, you could pour boiling water over them to quickly soften them.

Good luck!

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OMG I grow and feed a similar thing for my torts :) If they are anything like mine you will not have to boil them. They are very tender. Mine are just starting to flower too, so that will be an supplemental treat :)

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