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Repashy Gel Food Fed on a Rock

Repashy Gel Food Fed on a Rock

I first saw this idea on Ted’s Fishroom, and immediately knew that sooner or later, I wanted to try it out for my goldfish!  I thought it would be especially neat, since the ancestor of the goldfish is a river-dwelling carp that feeds mainly on algae from the river bottom.  In a way, this sort…
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My Goldfish Feeding Regimen

My Goldfish Feeding Regimen

I’ve been using Repashy Soilent Green gel food as my staple goldfish food ever since first hearing about it a few months ago.  In addition, I have started mixing in frozen bloodworms 2-3 times per week for additional protein.  I also feed Saki-Hikari sinking goldfish pellets 2-3 times per week.  I feed this because it’s…
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Training Your Fish to Eat from Your Hand

Training Your Fish to Eat from Your Hand

This is something that a lot of people tend to ask about, so here’s my take on it.  First, clean your hands thoroughly!Step 1: Spend time near the tank to get your fish used to your presence.Step 2: Get your goldfish used to your hands being in the tank.  Step 3: Feed them by putting…
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What Do You Feed Your Goldfish By Steve Hopkins

What Do You Feed Your Goldfish By Steve Hopkins

Steve Hopkins of Rain Garden Goldfish in Hawaii recently published an article about goldfish feeding and nutrition.  I think it’s a must-read for every goldfish keeper, and it contains some very valuable information! Check it out here:What Do You Feed Your Goldfish



Product Review | Repashy Soilent Green for Goldfish

Product Review | Repashy Soilent Green for Goldfish

I recently bought a new type of food to try with my goldfish, called Soilent Green, by Allen Repashy.  It’s a premade gel food mix that you just add water to.  It’s formulated for fish that eat algae and small living organisms, which is basically what the goldfish diet consists of, so I thought I’d…
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The Goldfish Digestive System

The Goldfish Digestive System

Jennie Connelly 2012 Introduction  The digestive tract of the goldfish is interesting because it completely lacks a stomach.  This means that food moves through the goldfish system faster than it does in animals with a stomach, because there is no space for large amounts of food to be stored.  It also means the intestines are…
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