What is the best food for Fancy Goldfish?

Vincent explains how many times a day you should feed your Goldfish, what you should feed your Goldfish, and helps us understand the importance of water temperature when feeding our Goldfish.

How often should I feed my Goldfish?

At OZ Discus, we recommend feeding your Fancy Goldfish 2-3 times a day for several reasons.

First and foremost, frequent feeding helps to promote their overall health and well-being. Goldfish are known to have high metabolic rates and require a consistent intake of nutrients to maintain optimal health. Feeding them 2-3 times a day ensures that they receive enough food to meet their dietary requirements.

Secondly, regular feeding also helps to prevent overeating and bloating, which can lead to serious health complications. By spreading out their food intake throughout the day, your Fancy Goldfish will be less likely to overeat and develop health issues.

Lastly, feeding your Goldfish multiple times a day also provides an opportunity to interact with your pets and observe their behaviors, making it a great way to bond with them and monitor their health over time.

What should I feed my Goldfish?

Before we get into what you should feed your Goldfish, we need to look at the two different types of environments they can live in:

Cold environments

Goldfish living in colder environments, such as outdoor ponds, where temperatures range from 0-20 degrees celsius, have a naturally lower metabolism. With a lower metabolic rate, they cannot digest food as quickly as their counterparts in warmer environments.

Therefore, it is crucial to provide them with a low protein diet, consisting of foods like brine shrimp, flakes, and frozen blood worms. These foods are easier for the fish to digest, preventing the food from sitting in their stomachs for extended periods, which can lead to health complications.

Additionally, feeding them smaller portions multiple times a day can help ensure they receive enough nutrients without overfeeding, which can cause digestive issues. By adjusting their diet to fit their natural habitat and feeding habits, you can help your Goldfish thrive and maintain their health.

Warm environments

In contrast, Goldfish living in warmer environments with temperatures ranging from 20-28 degrees celsius have a higher metabolism. With a faster metabolic rate, they can digest food more quickly, making it possible to provide them with high protein diets.

Protein levels of 42% or above are suitable for these fish in such environments. However, it is crucial to maintain your filtration system more regularly since high-protein diets produce more waste that can pollute the water more quickly. By keeping up with filtration, you can ensure a healthy and clean environment for your fish.

It’s also worth noting that even in warm environments, overfeeding can cause digestive issues, so it’s best to feed them smaller portions multiple times a day to ensure they get the nutrients they need without overfeeding. By providing them with the right diet and maintaining proper filtration, your Goldfish can thrive in their warm environment.

The optimal water temperature for Goldfish keeping

Maintaining a consistent water temperature is crucial for keeping your Goldfish healthy and happy. The optimal temperature for Goldfish is around 24-26 degrees celsius, where they can thrive. At this temperature, you can provide your Goldfish with a balanced diet of both high and low protein foods to ensure they receive a variety of nutrients.

However, it’s essential to avoid overfeeding, even with a balanced diet. Overfeeding can cause digestive problems and pollute the water, leading to health issues for your fish. Feeding your Goldfish smaller portions several times a day is a better option than providing one large meal. By maintaining a consistent temperature and a balanced diet, your Goldfish will grow and lead a healthy life.

Buy Fancy Goldfish online

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey of Goldfish keeping? Look no further than OZ Discus, Australia’s premier Goldfish importer. We are proud to source our Fancy Goldfish from award-winning farms worldwide, ensuring that our customers receive only the highest quality fish. Our diverse selection includes Ranchus, Orandas, Yuan Baos, and Ryukins, sourced from renowned farms such as Shogun, Pan, Maya Rizka, and many others.

At OZ Discus, we are passionate about providing our customers with healthy, vibrant, and beautiful Goldfish to enhance their home or office aquariums. With our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction, you can trust OZ Discus to be your go-to source for all your Goldfish needs.

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Disclaimer: This is a guide only. OZ Discus is not liable for any losses and holds no responsibility in the event of the death of the fish. Users of this guide are to use the information at their own discretion and accept all risks resulting from the use of this guide.

Goldfish Farms

Visit our Goldfish Farms page to learn about the award-winning farms we work with.

We import our fish from the best farms and breeders around the world to ensure that you have the highest quality Goldfish for your fishkeeping journey.

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Our photos

All the photos you see on our products are what we have in store.

We do not use any stock photography that misrepresent the fish.

Most of our photos are shot without filtering to try give you the truest beauty and colour of the fish we have. 

Any filters we do use are to account for factors that reduce the colour when taking the photo, such as bad lighting. 

We fix using a quick filter to represent the Discus’s real life colour; best as we are able to by eye. These photos are clearly marked as being edited in ‘PhotoRoom’.

Premium Discus Farms

OZ Discus imports from international awarded, show grade, premium Discus breeders.

Each of these breeders are proud to stand behind the fish they supply to us.

By knowing details about the farm and fish, we are able to ascertain the age and breeding line to ensure the highest quality fish are available to you.

View our latest imports from IP Discus, Jagger Discus, Unique Discus, and more!

We are independent

OZ Discus is an independent Sydney store and as such has to uphold important corporate responsibilities.

When you buy from OZ Discus, you get peace of mind that we meet strict RSPCA and AIAA certifications and COVID-19 practices.

We also have dead on arrival (DOA) and returns policies and practices that give you confidence in your purchase.

We hope that you find our range of Discus fish suitable to your pursuit in this very rewarding hobby.

We import from the following breeders and each of these breeders are proud to stand behind the fish they supply to us. By knowing details about the farm and fish, we are able to ascertain the age & breeding line to ensure the highest quality is available to you.

– Tony Tan – IP Discus Malaysia
– Dendy Wijaya – Jagger Discus Indonesia
– Robert Lim – Unique Discus Malaysia
– Lee Chee Fong – Color Fish Malaysia
– Yap Wen Khong – Malaysia
– Koay KL – JIT Laiseng Discus Farm Malaysia
– Dr Teoh – Malaysia
– Julian Sockich & Kephra Richards – East Coast Discus Australia
– Alex Piwowarski – Piwowarski Discus Germany

All photos you see are what we have in store and we do not use any stock photography that misrepresent the fish. Also, our photos are taken straight from a smartphone too without filtering to give you the truest beauty of the fish we have.

We are Independent and have the importance of corporate responsibilities of a Physical Store

OZ Discus is an independent STORE, as well as an IMPORTER in Sydney of Discus fish only and this allows us to source select strains from the Worlds most renowned Discus farms to you.

Moreover, buying from us as an aquarium shop instead of home operators gives you peace of mind. We uphold social and corporate responsibilities in meeting
– COVID-19
certification and practices.

We also have DOA and returns policies and practices that gives you confidence in your purchase. I hope you find our range of Discus suiting to your pursuit in this very rewarding hobby.