What Can I Feed my Goldfish Besides Fish Food?

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When it comes to feeding your pet goldfish, it seems that fish flakes might be the only option for their diet. Well, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that you’re able to expand your fish friend’s meal repertoire. What would these new meals entail? Without further ado, here are some goldfish meal substitutes to try in moderation:

*Disclaimer: please make sure to not overfeed your goldfish any of the following foods, just like their fish flakes. Also, please consult with your veterinarian if you’re not sure sure how to properly prepare each new food.

Green Pea

Yes, you read that correctly. The vegetable that you’ll find in many dishes in restaurants, and your home, can also be fed to your fish friend! Cuteness.com states that fish owners may give their goldfish a single, cooked green pea — but only when the shell is removed from the pea.


Another great food that you can introduce to your goldfish, periodically, happens to be blanched spinach. Just like the pea, you’ll want to make sure that the spinach is clean, fresh, and a tiny amount is given to your fish friend. This will be a great, delicious way to break up the age-old fish flakes that they’re used to.


If you’re looking for another vegetable to throw into the mix, then a blanched cucumber will do the trick. Again, make sure that it’s the smallest piece of this veggie, it’s clean, and that any skin is taken off. You’ll be amazed to see how your goldfish eats up this classic food!

Fish Food

Although this is a given, it’s always important to remember that there’s nothing wrong with feeding your pal fish flakes. Even though you can change up their diet from time-to-time, you can never go wrong with a fish favorite!

Again, only feed your fish in moderation and If you’re not sure how to prepare new foods for your goldfish correctly, please consult with your veterinarian.

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