Asked by: Lemuel Hasenritter
pets fish and aquariums

Can I feed my goldfish maggots?

Last Updated: 16th May, 2021

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Maggots are an excellent high protein supplemental food. However, they do have higher fat levels than other foods, and should not be used as the primary food source for aquarium fish. Keep in mind that even though many fish enjoy maggots, not all fish will eat them.

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Similarly one may ask, what human food can you feed a goldfish?

As well as flakes and pellets designed specifically for them, goldfish will eat peas (with the shells removed), boiled vegetables, bloodworms and brine shrimp. The above foods make a great change to flakes and pellets. You can read about other treats for your goldfish here!

Likewise, can you feed goldfish bread? While goldfish are omnivores, they do not need a lot of extra protein in their diet. Frozen foods are usually enough to keep them healthy, so it's not necessary to feed extra meats. Never feed your goldfish bread! Don't give foods to your goldfish that contain extra ingredients like salt or dairy.

Herein, can I feed my fish worms?

Yes! But freshwater fish love tubifex worms and thrive on them if they are cleaned properly. If the water is clear they are clean and can be used to feed your fish. Don't feed them to your fish until the water is clear, so continue to rinse them as needed.

Do goldfish eat lettuce?

Although goldfish will eat other types of lettuce, red leaf lettuce is easy for them to chew and unlikely to cause digestive problems. Rinse the lettuce in warm water then attach it to a lettuce-clip inside the tank. Cooked baby peas are an excellent addition to your goldfishes' diet.

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Benton Colley

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Can goldfish eat cheese?

Goldfish have been known to eat almost anything but the fact they aren't very fussy about food does NOT make it a good idea to feed them things like cheese! Goldfish have been known to eat almost anything but the fact they aren't very fussy about food does NOT make it a good idea to feed them things like cheese!

Isona Dalmann

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Can goldfish live in tap water?

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Can goldfish eat cucumber?

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Betania Bermell

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Can you feed goldfish banana?

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Can goldfish eat dog food?

Save dog food for a dog. Please don't feed goldfish anything other than food specifically designed for them. They are not able to process beef, chicken, gluten or most ingredients in dog food.

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Is broccoli good for goldfish?

Broccoli is loved by most goldfish, it is however very messy and tends to foul the water quite quickly. broccoli should be cooked until soft enough for the goldfish to pick at, but not so soft it falls apart immediatly. Alot of goldfish absolutly love courgettes so its a good one to try.

Maximilian Ireson

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Can maggots survive in fridge?

The perfect place to keep maggots is in a fridge. Here they will remain happy for up to a fortnight (if you have bought them fresh). The cold slows their metabolism down enough to prevent them from changing into casters. Always keep the lid on though, to prevent any damp maggots from escaping inside the fridge.

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How long do maggots stay maggots?

A Fly's Life Cycle
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How do you make maggots?

Place the newspaper, with chicken on top of it, on top of the wheat bran, but do not fold the paper over the meat. Place the lid on the container, but do not secure it tightly. The flies need a place to enter and lay their eggs, which will become your fishing bait once they hatch.

Presentacion Magdanz

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How long can maggots live?

The life of a maggot is only six to eight days. The actual length depends on the temperature at which the maggot develops. Cooler temperatures will increase the time needed for development. When a fly lays her egg, it takes about 8 to 10 days before that egg passes through its life cycle and develops into an adult fly.

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How long before maggots become casters?

Remember, twice a day, as close to 12 hours apart as possible. And always keep that dust damp. If it dries out, the maggots will shrink and so, naturally, will the casters. By about day five, if the maggots we fresh you should start getting a 'show' of casters.

Sayra Lauri

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What are the worms in my fish tank?

Parasitic or harmful worms will not be visible on the gravel or the glass of the aquarium. Noticing small white worms the size of a few millimeters crawling along the glass are either flat or roundworms. Flat appearances are planaria (flatworms) and the more thin and wiggly ones are nematodes (roundworms).

Iliya Rusam

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Why do fish eat worms?

Natural Scent and Action
Worms bring a natural smell to your fishing presentation, which is always a plus. They can also survive for a few hours in and out of the water, allowing them to wiggle and entice fish for a good length of time.

Zorion Barnickel

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Can I feed my fish Nightcrawlers?

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Will Daphnia breed in aquarium?

Once you've harvested your Daphnia, you can transfer them directly to the fish tank for feeding or put them in a tiny water jar for fish feeding within the hour or so. Harvest a lot! You won't decimate a population by harvesting as much as you want. They will just reproduce rapidly.

Asjid Mandelbrodt

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Can bloodworms kill fish?

Frozen blood worms can kill (smaller fish) if they are put in the tank whilst still frozen. When the fish eats a frozen bloodworm it can have deadly effects on their stomaches (i learnt the hard way with a white cloud) Frozen blood worms should always be thawd out first.

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Is it OK to feed goldfish once a day?

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