Flake foods versus pellets

flake food vs pellets

There are lots of different types of goldfish food. Including flake food, pellets, bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Some goldfish keepers don’t give much thought to fish food and simply pick up whatever is convenient when shopping. However, it is worth thinking about the pros and cons of pellet food versus flaked food.

So, are sinking pellets or floating flakes better? Read on to find out more about them.

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Treats to feed your goldfish

Cartoon of a goldfish eating bloodworms from a packet

As well as feeding your goldfish a balanced diet of good quality complete food, there are lots of different treats to offer as well!

Feeding treats now and then helps to keep your goldfish’s diet varied, and also keeps them interested in what is going on at feeding time.

It is important that you pick treats for your goldfish carefully, and only give them things that are safe and good for them. It is also vital to ensure that you don’t overfeed your fish.

Here are some suggestions of good, healthy treats that your goldfish will love.

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Do goldfish eat algae?

Cartoon of a goldfish eating algae with a fork

Yes! Goldfish do eat algae! Goldfish are omnivores (they will eat both plants and animals) and they will eat – or at least try to eat – almost anything. Also, because goldfish have no stomachs, they are constantly on the lookout for food. This means that goldfish will eat algae wherever they find it – … Read more