Return to the Aquariums Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Any special food to make my goldfish bigger?

Posted by yellowdaffodil (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 2, 07 at 16:35

I've been raising a 2 to 3 inch oranda goldfish in a tank of 70 gallon for almost one year but this beauty with a sweet doll face never seems to grow any bigger, she eats and swims a lot but never grow and I feed her with regular food from petmart, I heard that goldfish grows big very easily and I'm wondering why my goldfish is so slow-growing? Any specail food to give to make her bigger? Thanks.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Any special food to make my goldfish bigger?

The best foods to make a goldfish grow is just a good variety of foods.
An example, I have two ryukin fry in a 66 gallon. They have doubled in size since I got them a little over a month ago.
I am feeding
Frozen brine shrimp
Frozen blood worms
Frozen goldfish food...which contains spiralina,bloodworms, veggies, and krill
Hikari goldfish pellets for orandas
another kind of pellets...can't remember the name
flakes...a variety
shrimp pellets
Hikari algae wafers.

If I could find the hikari wheat germ pellets, I would add them also.....but there is no chance of finding them around here.

Keep the water very clean and your goldfish will grow and flourish.

Goldfish do grow slow.

Good luck,
Sierra


 o
RE: Any special food to make my goldfish bigger?

Many thanks, Sierra, for your great help! Do you feed your 2 fish with all the food mentioned in your post once every day? Will there be an overfeed problem? How many times a day do you feed your fish? I heard that beefheart is good for goldfish growing big as well, what do you think? It seems my fish hates the flavor of frozen beefheart, everytime I put the frozen beefheart into the tank, I just see her swim over it as if there was no food there.


 o
RE: Any special food to make my goldfish bigger?

Hi,

I choose only one food a day and only feed once a day. I let them eat for hmmmm, I don't really time them, but I would say it ranges between 10 minutes and 20 minutes. I remove any un-eaten food, if I happen to over feed.

Beefheart is a good fish food, but many fish don't like. I don't feed that to my goldfish. I used to feed beefheart to the discus.

The frozen foods mentioned above come in little squares....I thaw a square.....but its too much food for two little ryukins, so I don't usually give it all to them.......If I forget and dump it in, I clean out the un-eaten portion.

Your fish will grow as long as they are healthy.

Sierra


 o
RE: Any special food to make my goldfish bigger?

thanks i will try that hopes it works *fingers crossed*


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Aquariums Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here