Can I feed a goldfish chicken?

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Question by Pikachu Kirby: Can I feed a goldfish chicken?
Might sound like a stupid question and so I’m probably going to get a lot of stupid answers -.- so I ONLY WANT EXPERIENCED FISHKEEPERS please, and not anyone who will say you can only feed them flakes.

I would assume that it would be a good source of protein and since you can feed them worms and mosquito larvae…

If anyone could find a list of home foods I can feed my goldfish it would be nice too.

I’m planning on giving my goldfish bloodworms, krill, brine shrimp, lettuce, watermelon, peas…
My gosh, why can’t people read…
I am not talking about a betta.
Seriously, have any of you actually tried feeding it to them before?
Unless someone can give me a good reason why I should not feed goldfish chicken and that they’ve actually tried it before and their goldfish became ill or died, I won’t listen to them.
That is because I know that even someone who knows absolutely nothing about fish and never had one will probably say no straight out of their heads.

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7 Responses to Can I feed a goldfish chicken?

  1. NO!!! they will automatically die the chicken is to hard to digest trust me!

    May 29, 2014 at 4:54 am

  2. Yes. Chicken isn’t a great diet for goldfish, but they will probably eat it and it won’t kill them. It may make your water dirty.

    The other foods you mention are good ones, except watermelon, which I think will foul the water in the tank.

    Cold, cooked oatmeal, finely chopped shrimp, chopped carrots, and cooked spinach (rinsed first) are other foods people have used for goldfish.

    Gary C
    May 29, 2014 at 5:25 am

  3. I would suggest that you do not that! Although chickens have protein but they have many other harmful things that are deady to your fish. Just to the regular like you said brineshrimp,lettuce etc is what i recommened.

    Gabriel N
    May 29, 2014 at 6:13 am

  4. …maybe if you want it to have instant death…

    May 29, 2014 at 6:40 am

  5. chicken not a smart idea
    because if its raw
    it might hurt them
    and if it’s cooked, it might hurt the betta

    make sure you peel the pea
    it has some green layer on it

    also, i heard carrots and cooked rice were good?
    you know when rice is soft
    my goldfish didnt like rice at all
    spit it back out couple times

    definitely no chicken, fish, beef
    in the waters in the wild, they are not exposed to dry land meat

    it’s good that you are feeding your goldfish a variety of food
    also, try to feed some flakes once in a awhile
    you are trying to give them a variety
    but you have to remember, these flakes contain what they need to live a normal, healthy life
    so even if through other choices you are missing something, the flakes will have your back.

    i know you said experienced fish takers
    but im only 18 and have had fish for years
    dont know if that qualifies me as experienced
    chicken….too hard for them to digest

    *angel from the dark*
    May 29, 2014 at 6:50 am

  6. Actually, the best diet is a good goldfish pellet. I don’t like the flakes because the dissolve and make the water dirty faster than pellets do. As for home grown food – romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, zucchini, carrots, cucumber, peas, Pretty much any veggie (cook it enough to make it soft first). Pieces of bread (make doughballs out of bread). We used to feed ours rolled oats. Now, mine eat moss growing on the rocks and pellets. Chicken (as long as it is cooked) probably wouldn’t hurt, but goldfish eat primarily vegetation (plants). Bloodworms, krill, brine shrimp etc can be given as treats. I give mine tubifex worms every once in a while. They will come eat them out of my fingers. My goldfish are an average of 10 inches long and they love to nibble on my fingers. I have never fed them meat other than tubifex worms. They did not like blood worms when I tried those. They love the moss and on sunny days they all line up along the edge of the pond and graze on the algae – just like a herd of cows.

    May 29, 2014 at 7:22 am

  7. That’s so much of food you wanna feed your gold fish. Sorry i don’t know about this. But found a guides about goldfish care. See below source.

    May 29, 2014 at 8:22 am

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