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Old 04-15-2011, 05:05 PM   #1 
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Question can i feed them goldfish food?

o.0 not flakes, but the Hikari brand Gold, goldfish pellets. i can get some off a site for free, but i'd rather not, if they can't eat them. i read the ingredients, and didn't see much that wasn't good for them, but i'd rather ask, than get it and they can't eat them. >.>;

i'm just curious! it's free, food, and pellets. :d
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:10 AM   #2 
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Luimeril,

Looking forward to responses. I've been feeding my betta goldfish flakes, too.....

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Old 04-16-2011, 12:34 AM   #3 
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well, these aren't flakes. they're Hikari brand goldfish pellets. .____. i mean, i've fed my mom's betta, Counter Buddy, with tropical flakes, but then again, bettas are tropical fish.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:48 AM   #4 
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... I wouldnt, bettas are carnivores, and really need other meaty stuff. IDK about goldfish, but I cant imagine their food is nutritional for bettas.
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:11 AM   #5 
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Fish meal, flaked corn, wheat flour, soybean meal, krill meal, gluten meal, enzyme, DL-methionine, canthaxanthin, astaxanthin, garlic, monosodium glutamate, vitamins and minerals including stabilized vitamin C.


there's the ingredients. only things i can see that they wouldn't like(that i can understand. xD) are the corn, wheat flower, and soybean meal. o.0 there's alot of... non-veggie things in there. xD
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:15 AM   #6 
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There is barely any meat in that. Goldfish are designed to eat vegetable matter, bettas are insectivores, they eat protein rich meaty foods.
Not suitable IMO.
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:18 AM   #7 
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true~
as i said, i was just curious.
thank you! :D my babies will stay on BETTA pellets~!
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:39 PM   #8 
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Also, I'd like to add that your fish might "like" flakes, but that doesn't mean they're good for your betta. (I LOVE chips and cookies! lol) And, the first ingredient is fish meal that you listed.... think of fish meal as all the leftover crud once all the "good stuff" is taken from a fish..... and then grind it all up. Viola! Fish meal! lol Also, lots of stuff in poorer quality foods isn't able to be used by your fish... in one end and right out the other. Nothing gained from it.

Good luck in your quest for a good food!

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Old 04-16-2011, 11:01 PM   #9 
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Counter Buddy would only eat them maybe once a week. :d and if i'd lose the packet of food. >.>; luckily. he's a pretty healthy boy, and VERY feisty!

i gave up on the goldfish food. :d sure, it's free food, but i don't have goldfish. o.o i was just curious if bettas could eat it
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:07 PM   #10 
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Like humanoid foods focus on the back label of your present goldfish flakes and read the ingredients and nutrition stats. Compare it with a betta food brand. Betta's being carnivores do need protein in their diet.
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