Why won’t my fish eat good stuff? Always jumping out catching mosquitoes, lizard tails, small birds and bugs. But if I try to get them something of good quality, forget it. Tetra koi Vibrance and peas.TexasGuppy said:
You are feeding exactly how I was planning to feed my fish, I just had someone tell me in another forum that feeding them vegetables all the time causes constipation? I really don't think that sounds right, haha...skilletlicker said:Repashy Super Gold has been the main course on our menu since April 27; served with an all-you-can-eat salad. It replaced Aqueon Slow-sinking Goldfish Granules. Sara and Maybelle, the little goldies seem to enjoy it and are definitely more active. Not sure how much, if any, is left-over for Slim and Minnie, the Mystery Snails, but they definitely enjoy the salads. Repashy only takes a couple minutes to make. I mix 1 teaspoon powder with three teaspoons hot water and store covered in the fridge. Lasts my little family about 10 days. We may branch out to home-made gels but can't imagine going back to granules. In case anybody is interested some details and pictures are shown below.
Because the Repashy sinks the habitual foraging for food at the surface has completely disappeared, a healthy change I think. Serving the salad immediately after the main course decreases competitive wrestling over remaining crumbs. The only fail on the menu was the Roasted Poblano Pepper; nobody touched it. So far only Slim and Minnie eat the broccoli, but they love it. The cilantro is eaten grudgingly by all. Basil and Beet Greens are overall favorites.
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TheeLadyG said:I just had someone tell me in another forum that feeding them vegetables all the time causes constipation? I really don't think that sounds right, haha...
APPARENTLY if you are a person or a fish who never eats any fiber at all, and then suddenly overdoses on a high fiber diet, and then you don't drink enough water, it can cause you to become constipated because you overloaded your gut. This is pretty much the only way that vegetables can cause constipation, I became obsessed and had to know if the statement could possibly be true!... They can , but only under very special circumstances. The more you know!skilletlicker said:
- The vast majority of fishkeeping opinions I've seen;
- Some knowledge of the role of green leafy vegetables in human digestion, regularity, and constipation;
- Sixty-five years of personal experience related to the topic;
- Four months of closely observing Sara and Maybelle;
- And common sense;
All lead me to strongly suspect you are correct.
I'm no expert though.