Owning a goldfish isn’t as simple as people would have you believe. We know you have questions. We’re here to help you.
Here’s everything you need to know about what goldfish eat, how to feed goldfish, and how to find the best food for goldfish growth and color.
First, let’s talk about what kind of food goldfish eat in the wild and in captivity.
What Kind of Food does Goldfish Eat?
In the wild, goldfish eat crustaceans, plants, insects, and smaller fish. Since they eat plants and animals, you need to take their natural diet into account when you decide how to feed them in captivity.
How do you start to look for the right food for goldfish?
First, you should understand all the ways commercial goldfish is offered.
Food for captive goldfish is typically offered as flakes, floating pellets, sinking pellets, or gel, along with greens. Additional foods that goldfish may eat include peas with the skin removed, bloodworms, and brine shrimp (live, frozen, or freeze-dried).