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Month: May 2016

Goldfish Behavior: Knowing your little pet:)

Goldfish Behavior: Knowing your little pet:)

Goldfish is like one of the pet .They are not as smart as other pets like cats or dogs, but they can easily tell that the people they live with love them. Usually goldfish swim up to meet you because they think you are going to feed them. They know they depend on you and love you back.

A goldfish personality can vary from fish to fish. You can have a  timid goldfish as well as some very outgoing.  They are typically non aggressive to goldfish or any other fish, but as weird as it sounds they love to eat their own eggs if these are not removed from the aquarium. Beside that, They tend to be aggressive and nipping other fish when they are under stress. Thus, When you sense your fish are aggressive you need to temporary separate them.

Do you think Goldfish can recognize people? surprisingly Yes! i found an article saying that our lovely pets do have at least a 3 months memory and they can even recognize your face and your voice.

The following is what they normally love to do:

  • play all day and explore your aquarium
  • take a nap once in a while when they get tired. You probably hardly notice becaus ethey sleep with the eye wide open.
  • have lots of friends, playing with other fishes
  • hide behind a plant or in a cave when they feel in danger
  • mating during breeding season and get frisky when water becomes warm
  • eat from owners hand when they get used to you. Thus , spend more time with your lovely little pets.
Goldfish Diet

Goldfish Diet

Goldfish are natural scavengers and omnivores ,they basically eat everything! In the wild, goldfish naturally get a varied diet that consists of crustaceans, insects, algae or even leaves.

Goldfish love to have variety in what they eat. They have a high need for fresh fruit and vegetables. Feed them veggies and fruit regularly and you can expect them to stay far healthier and thrive.

For those goldfish that living in aquariums, it is normal for that the owners feed them with fish pellets. your goldfish may not getting enough fiber because flakes are not a balanced enough diet. Thus, i’m having the following special recipe for my goldfish :

DIY Gel food for your gold fish

Ingredients: Some vegetables ( Broccoli, carrot and peas) , some garlic, Natural gelatin powder, Fish pellets with high protein and some hot water.

Steps :

Ratio of the mix : Puree 1 : Fish pellets and gelatin powder 1.5 : hot water 1.5

Blend the vegetables and garlic to a smooth puree ( A), in the other hand blend the 2 table spoons of gelatin powder and fish pellets ( B)  then mixed  both( A+B) add some a cup of hot water and blend it until it mix well.

Pour into a container and wait for it to get harden and cold.  Cut into small pieces and store it in fridge .This can normally be a month supply.