Fish Food: Goldfish + Tropical.

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Hello,

       Last week I went to the pet shop looking for some fish, then asked one of the pet shop keepers can you feed tropical fish goldfish food. The answer was yes. But I have a worry about that so I need somebody who can tell can I feed tropical fish goldfish food.    Tanks,


Yazan, 
 

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hI ,

there r tropical fish food in the stores for both goldfish and other tropical fish, u can feed those tropical fish food to your goldfish as well as other fish; but there r some special food only for goldfish, I don't know actually whether u can feed those to other tropical fish or not. probably u can........I feed my goldfish tropical fish food like pellets, dried tubifex worms, leafy vegetables(boiled and frozen), and live bloodworms(once a week).
 

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It all depends on weather the fish food is onlI for goldfish or it just says goldfish food

but if it has no mention of onlI for goldfish then go ahed

aqua
 

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Goldies have different needs than tropicals. They need less meat in their diet, and do better with plants and plant proteins. Be careful not to feed them too much meaty foods on a regular basis. I have read this can cause them lots of problems.
 
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Hey, today I went to read the label and it said Goldfish flakes then I went to read the bottom bit and it said "for coldwater fish" does that mean I can feed it to tropical fish.
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hi, what kind of tropical fish u wish to buy? goldfish r coldwater fish.
 

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Goldfishcare said:
Hey, today I went to read the label and it said     Goldfish flakes then I went to read the bottom bit and it said "for coldwater fish" does that mean I can feed it to tropical fish.
;D ;D
It's a special blend for coldwater fish, but you can also feed it to your tropical fish.
 
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Neville said:
hi, what kind of tropical fish u wish to buy? goldfish r coldwater fish.
I'm trying to get my parents : to buy me a  platy which in the petshop does not need to have a heater in the tank.

Yazan, ;D
 

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Goldfishcare said:
Neville said:
hi, what kind of tropical fish u wish to buy? goldfish r coldwater fish.
I'm trying to get my parents  : to buy me a  platy which in the petshop does not need to have a heater in the tank.

Yazan, ;D
Platys are tropical fish and need a heater in their tank. Even bettas need a heater.
 
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Gunnie said:
Goldfishcare said:
Neville said:
hi, what kind of tropical fish u wish to buy? goldfish r coldwater fish.
I'm trying to get my parents  : to buy me a  platy which in the petshop does not need to have a heater in the tank.

Yazan, ;D
Platys are tropical fish and need a heater in their tank.  Even bettas need a heater.   
Well here it says that platys can live in a tank of 18 to 26 degrees (not *F)https://www.fishlore.com/Profiles-Platy.htm. My room temp.. is in the middle. ???
 

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Goldfishcare said:
Gunnie said:
Goldfishcare said:
Neville said:
hi, what kind of tropical fish u wish to buy? goldfish r coldwater fish.
I'm trying to get my parents  : to buy me a  platy which in the petshop does not need to have a heater in the tank.

Yazan, ;D
Platys are tropical fish and need a heater in their tank.  Even bettas need a heater.   
Well here it says that platys can live in a tank of 18 to 26 degrees (not *F)https://www.fishlore.com/Profiles-Platy.htm. My room temp.. is in the middle. ???
Thanks for pointing that out. I disagree with that. I don't think any tropical fish should be in a tank at a constant temp. of less than 78 degrees.
 

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The profile states 65-78F. I think the 65F is a little cool for them .They still need a heater to keep the water temps at a steady temp. Room temp will vary from morning to night and without a heater so will the water temp.
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Butterfly said:
The profile states 65-78F. I think the 65F is a little cool for them .They still need a heater to keep the water temps at a steady temp. Room temp will vary from morning to night and without a heater so will the water temp.
Carol
Can somebody please write a list of all the coldwater fish you can think of so I can make my mind up please..
 

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There are too many cold water fish for me to list. Here is a book I have on cold water fish and it's very interesting.
Besides making your own list would be more beneficial for you as you could read about them as you research them
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Butterfly said:
There are too many cold water fish for me to list. Here is a book I have on cold water fish and it's very interesting. 
Besides making your own list would be more beneficial for you as you could read about them as you research them
Carol
I don't want to buy anything so I would rather look at the book I was reading in my school library.


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Hey, I gust thought of something simple to answer my post, can I feed platys coldwater fish food..
 

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You could probably feed them the goldfish food but they need a variety just like other fish. Carol
 
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Butterfly said:
You could probably feed them the goldfish food but they need a variety just like other fish. Carol
Thanks Coral ;D, as soon as my dad comes home from California I will ask him to buy me some type of coldwater fish.


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