weekend food to keep goldfish healthy while you are away from home

Pay careful attention to signs that your goldfish has had enough. A slight bulge in the belly and decreased vigor when looking for food are all indicators to stop feeding. Depending on how much your goldfish eat in the time allotted, sometimes a feeding period can last less than five minutes.

For some reason I see this question all over the help forums: Can Goldfish Eat Betta Fish Food?


Sinking Goldfish Excel will not cloud water and is highly digestible, with a high feed efficiency that produces less waste and reduces tank pollution. The pellets sink to reduce risk of your fish gulping air while feeding, and contain stabilized vitamin C to support immune system health and extend the life of your fish. Resealable package preserves freshness.

Made in Japan.

Feeding Instructions: Feed up to 4 times daily, not exceeding the amount your fish will consume within a few minutes. More frequent, smaller feedings are best. Always remove any uneaten food after the feeding period to avoid over-feeding and possible water quality issues. When the water temperature is consistently below 50°F or above 86°F, reduce the amount fed based on the activity level of your fish and condition of your aquarium.

Ingredients: Fish Meal, Wheat Flour, Dried Bakery Product, Soybean Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Spirulina, Wheat Germ Meal, Fish Oil, Flaked Corn, Dried Seaweed Meal, Rice Bran, Garlic, DL-Methionine, Astaxanthin, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Stabilized Vitamin C), Inositol, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, P-Aminobenzoic Acid, Disodium Phosphate, Salt, Ferrous Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min) - 40.0%
Crude Fat (min) - 6.0%
Crude Fiber (max) - 2.0%
Moisture (max) - 10.0%
Ash (max) - 15.0%
Phosphorus (min) - 1.2%

Where I live, koi food is alot rarer than goldfish good...

Basically, goldfish food does not have the essential nutrients that a betta would require. In the wild, the diet of goldfish consists of , , and various matter. Like most fish, they are opportunistic feeders and do not on their own accord. Overfeeding can be deleterious to their health, typically by blocking the . This happens most often with selectively bred goldfish, which have a convoluted intestinal tract. When excess food is available, they produce more waste and , partly due to incomplete digestion. Overfeeding can sometimes be diagnosed by observing faeces trailing from the fish's .

It's labeled Koi and Goldfish Food.

Goldfish have learned behaviours, both as groups and as individuals, that stem from native carp behaviour. They are a species with varied feeding, breeding, and avoidance behaviours that contribute to their success. As fish they can be described as "friendly" towards each other. Very rarely does a goldfish harm another goldfish, nor do the males harm the females during . The only real threat that goldfish present is competing for food. , , and other faster varieties can easily eat all the food during a feeding before fancy varieties can reach it. This can lead to stunted growth or possible of fancier varieties when they are kept in a pond with their single-tailed brethren. As a result, care should be taken to combine only breeds with similar body type and swim characteristics.

the cheap supermarket goldfish food, the poop was reddish/pink.