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#1 boy1dr

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 01:39 AM

I was wondering if it was okay for me to feed goldfish pellets to my assortment of tropical fish?

I have gourami, florescent fish, plecostamus (sorry 'bout the spelling), catfish, and glo-fish

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 01:43 AM

I was wondering if it was okay for me to feed goldfish pellets to my assortment of tropical fish?



it depends what kind of fish have u got?

#3 boy1dr

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 01:56 AM

I was wondering if it was okay for me to feed goldfish pellets to my assortment of tropical fish?



it depends what kind of fish have u got?


I have gourami, florescent fish, plecostamus (sorry 'bout the spelling), catfish, and glo-fish

#4 Tokis-Phoenix

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 03:04 AM

Should be fine, just make sure you crush the pellets a little so that the fish don't choke on them, and make sure you don't over-feed the fish.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 03:12 AM

Should be fine, just make sure you crush the pellets a little so that the fish don't choke on them, and make sure you don't over-feed the fish.


thanks

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 03:17 AM

No worries :) . I've compared the ingredients and nutritional content of many goldfish and tropical fish foods together and there is rarely much of a difference between them :) .

#7 PRW1988

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 04:57 PM

It's funny. My brother has a tank of community fish (live bearers -mollys/guppies-, neon tetras, cory cats) and his started kit came with only sample foods, so once he noticed that goldfish flakes were cheaper in the store and he ran out of both the tropical flakes and the goldfish flakes sample packs, he cheaped out and bought the goldfish flakes and has always fed his tank them lol.

And his tanks full of healthy fish :)

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 05:13 PM

Processed foods are highly balanced for specific dietary needs, but as said above, it's all pretty much the same stuff in varying quantities. I've fed goldfish food in a pinch. Might not be ideal all the time, but I can't see it hurting occasionally.

I also feed betta food to my community occasionally, since it would take me years to go through this bottle with just my betta.




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