Frequently Asked Questions!
*Your fish is digging around the substrate (searching for food).
*Behaviour changes (aggression).
*Noticeable weight/size changes.
*Slow or sluggish behaviour.
It is best to give your fish two or three small feedings per day. Only give an amount of food that the fish can eat in 2 minutes or less.
It depends on how many fish you have and the quality of your filtration system. In lightly stocked tanks, I would recommend changing 10 percent of the water once a week. You could probably get by with vacuuming the gravel once every two weeks depending on the population of your tank. Heavier stocked tanks will need larger (25% or more) weekly water changes and gravel vaccuming.
When you overfeed your fish, they produce a lot more waste than they normally would. That waste is what releases ammonia and nitrates into the water, which is of course not good. At the same time, uneaten food that is not removed from the fish tank also begins to decay, thus creating even more ammonia and nitrates.
Fish will ALWAYS act hungry since they generally aren’t able to find food in the wild every day so they will always look for opportunities to eat and therefore “appear hungry“. If your fish do not look thin and malnourished then I wouldn’t worry about it. A tiny pinch of food is plenty for 8 glofish.
Put it this way… Would you like to eat mash potatoes every day? In principle our flakes and pellets are manufactured to meet all your fish’s dietary requirements. Your fish will live perfectly happy if fed exclusively on our flake range. By combining frozen formulas feeds and the appropriate flakes or pellets, you will bring a little more excitement in your fish’s life. For instance, its well known in the hobby that daphnia (frozen) can trigger breeding responses. Variation in a fish’s diet is not only changing flakes and frozen food but also the way of presenting food. Tools such as our grid feeder for example encourage fish to feed in a ‘natural way’
Your fish need some “down time” just like you do. Sure, they don’t crawl under the covers and go to sleep, but they do hunker down in a quite place and rest at night. They need this period without lights. A good photoperiod (time the lights are on) is around 10 hours per day.
A key aspect of proper goldfish care is ensuring that your pet gets the right kind and amount of food. Not doing this can be detrimental to the well-being of your fish.
Typically, the diet of a goldfish in the wild includes insects, crustaceans, smaller fish and plants. These fish are omnivores, and the food you feed them must be as close to their natural diet as possible.
There are specially formulated pellets and flakes available that are meant only for goldfish. If you run out of fish food, you can feed them boiled vegetables, peas or small pieces of seafood like white fish or shrimp.