The 10 Best Fish Foods For Goldfish

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Owning a pet is a big responsibility, and even goldfish require a a degree of care, even though they aren't furry and capable of sitting in your lap. They make great pets for both kids and adults with little free time, because they don't need walking or grooming, and it is a lot of fun to watch them swim around in their tank. We have selected a variety of food choices to keep your fish healthy. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Tetra Balanced Diet

2. API Pellets

3. Hartz Wardley

Editor's Notes

June 19, 2020:

If you have goldfish as pets, whether they are in a tank or an outdoor pond, there are several things you must pay attention to if you want to keep them healthy. Aquarium test kits measure the level of various minerals in the water, as well as pH levels. When levels in the fish tank are wrong, your fish can die.

Your choice of food for your golden friend is also just as vital as testing the water. There are thousands of options out there, and you need one that not only meets the nutritional needs of your fish, but also enhances its health and color with the addition of different vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients. You also want to make sure the food doesn't cloud the water or pile up on the bottom. Otherwise, you will be breaking out your gravel cleaner to suck out the mess.

We selected flake, pellet, and granule foods for a few reasons. One type may be easier for smaller fish to eat, such as the Hikari Gold, which is a baby pellet option. Larger flakes, like the Tetra Balanced Diet, may be easier for smaller fish to find since they float on the surface. The Aqueon Granules are slow-sinking, which is useful for larger fish because they tend to hunt for their food at the bottom of the tank. Many of these foods work well in an auto feeder, too, which only makes life that much easier for you.

4. TetraFin Plus

5. Tetra Pond Variety Blend

6. Aqueon Granules

7. TetraPro 77074

8. Aqueon Color Enhancer

9. Fluval Bug Bites

10. Hikari Gold

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