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CAN WE FEED MEALWORMS TO GOLDFISH?

Updated: Apr 17, 2022


CAN WE FEED MEALWORMS TO GOLDFISH?
GOLDFISH

The Goldfish is one of the most favorite fish to own as pets in aquariums, fish bowls, or small ponds. The scientific name, or species, for the goldfish, is Carassius Auratus. They are very common pets, valued for their beauty and ability to flourish in conditions that are less than favorable for other fish

Goldfish are freshwater fish and want to live in water that is 10°C to 25°C. Many goldfish live in aquariums and small domestic ponds, while some do live in the wild. In the wild, they live in slow-moving rivers, lakes, and ponds. That's why, when living in aquariums, they fancy a lot of space. At least 1.5-2 feet of a tank for each fish, but more space is more comforting for them as this provides them more oxygen, which they get out of the water.


WHAT DO GOLDFISH LOOK LIKE?

Goldfish are not fishes that come only in golden color, don’t let their name trick you. Goldfish come in an attractive combination of colors. They also come in a span of shapes, sizes, and fin styles. Most are orange-gold, but some are grayish-white with orange dots (like the comet goldfish) and some have black dots or are olive-green. There are fancy goldfish, such as black moor and oranda, which are multicolored, unique, and better fit to own as a hobby. The Jikin goldfish has a butterfly or peacock-type fin. The Egg-fish goldfish holds a more rounded shape, kind of like an egg. Slim-Bodied goldfish are enormously hardy and make wonderful first pets for those who are new to aquarium keeping. Another variety of goldfish is the bubble eye goldfish, which has large bubbly-looking eyes that swell out from its head. Pretty cool!

FOR HOW LONG DO THE GOLDFISH LIVE?

A well-kept goldfish in the ideal atmosphere can live for years. Goldfish have a life of an average of 10-15 years, with some types living up to 30 years when raised with proper care. This kind of longevity is infrequent, though. Generally, aquarium goldfish will live for 6 to 8 years as they do not reach their lifespan potential due to insufficient housing requirements. Housing requires them to meet both their behavioral and physiological conditions.


HOW BIG CAN A GOLDFISH GET?

Goldfish can range in size depending on the variety of goldfish and their environment. Few goldfish are known to grow up to 2 feet long and about 4.5 kg in weight, however, this is the rare goldfish. If you have Goldfish in a fishbowl, do not wish to get it much larger than a few inches long.

Goldfish might be a bit more intelligent than you think. Some goldfish can see and recall well enough to differentiate between people. Also, they are competitive eaters and mostly interact with their owners. There are some cases where goldfish are introduced to do stunts like a swim through mazes, swim through rings, or even drive a ball into a net.


WHAT DO GOLDFISH EAT?

Goldfish are omnivores in wild. They eat all of veggies, insects and their larvae, tiny crustaceans, zooplankton, and even dead and rotten plant. They are opportunistic feeders who have quite trouble with self-control; they will constantly eat even if it is to their detriment.

In addition to the goldfish diet, a combination of unique treats can be suggested occasionally to goldfish to supplement their basic diet. With these foods, feed in small amounts that a fish can eat within about one to two minutes and no more and only feed at least every two days or so.

Many times, goldfish will prefer to eat insects, insect larvae, plants, and the eggs of insects or other fish. They own relatively small mouths that cause it tough to consume a great deal of food, and their awful capabilities as hunters are specified to taking small creatures by surprise.


WHAT ARE MEALWORMS?

Mealworm is the larval form of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio Molitor, a species of darkling beetle. Like all holometabolous insects, they go through four life phases: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Larvae generally count about 2.5 cm or more, and adults are between 1.25 and 1.8 cm in length.

Mealworms use as pet food for detained reptiles, fish, and birds. They are also used to feed wild birds in bird feeders, especially during the nesting season. Mealworms are valuable for their high protein content.

Mealworms are generally available in bulk and are commonly available in containers with bran or oatmeal for food. Saleable growers include a youngster hormone into the feeding process to keep the mealworm in the larval phase and achieve an abnormal length of 2 cm or greater.


These mealworms are available in two forms for consumption of pets-

1) Live Mealworms:

Live Mealworms- Nutritious and Healthy Food for you Arowana
Live Mealworms

Live mealworms are the ideal worms as a part diet of your pets as they have moisture, are appealing, easy to feed, among other benefits.

Feeding live mealworms to your pet furnishes excitement and interest at mealtime, creating every bite a fun treat.

Live mealworms should be kept in a tub with good ventilation and a comparative surface area. If you see condensation below the top of the container, ventilation must be grown.

Before feeding the live mealworms to your pets, gut-load them a few days before and when offering them to your pet, dust mealworms with calcium, vitamin D3, and other multivitamins.


Live Mealworm Nutritional Values*

Protein: 20%

Fat: 13%

Fiber: 2%

Moisture: 62%

*Approximate values.


2) Dried Mealworms:

Dried Mealworms- Nutritious and Healthy Food for your Arowana
Dried Mealworms

Dried mealworms are nourishing bombs for your pet birds, reptiles, hedgehogs, turtles, fishes, and many more. They are protein-rich as well as rich in amino acids with more benefits. Thinking of counting them towards your pet diet by combining them with their everyday food will eventually pay off in the long run.


Dried Mealworm Nutritional Values*

Protein: 53%

Fat: 28%

Fiber: 6%

Moisture: 5%

*Approximate values.

ARE MEALWORMS GOOD FOR GOLDFISH?

Goldfish love to eat mealworms as part of their healthy diet. As goldfish are omnivores, they need both plant and insect-based foods. Though goldfish can eat mealworms, you should not feed them too many mealworms at a time.

Mealworms are amazing for fishing!! The live mealworms make a great choice hook trick to larvae and fish are favorably attracted to them. Similarly, dried mealworms deliver high protein and vital nutrients to keep your fish in the most suitable of health. Ensure your fish are ingesting a balanced and assorted diet by presenting some dried mealworms.


Watch the video of Goldfish enjoying the mealworms.


WHEN AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD I FEED MEALWORMS TO GOLDFISH?

Feed your goldfish mealworms as treats once or twice a week, and remember to cut them in small pieces as goldfish have relatively small mouths.

Though mealworms are high protein and nutritious food for fishes, they should feed as a supplement part of the goldfish diet only. Feed your goldfish chopped-up vegetables, algae wafers, food pellets, flakes as a part of their daily diet.

It is best to feed two times a day. If you are going to feed twice a day, then the amount of food they can consume within 2 minutes is perfect. But if you are going to feed once a day only, then the amount they can consume in 5 – 10 minutes is preferable.



To learn more about mealworms, how to feed them to your pets, or where to purchase mealworms, get in touch with Pro-meal. We are the supplier of mealworms, both live and dried, available for purchase. Also, we can answer all your questions about storage, feeding, and nutrition.



 

Why Purchase From Pro-meal?

  • Fresh and Healthy Worms- Our mealworms both live and dried are packaged fresh and at the peak of their nutrition cycle. 100% grown and processed in India.

  • Organically Grown- We feed our worms strictly Organic Feeds including fruits and vegetables. This ensures that you will get all-natural chemical-free worms for your pets.

  • Reliable Supply- Imagine you feed your pets mealworms for a week and next week there's no supply! URGH! Our production ensures regular reliable supply.

  • Pathogen Free- We regularly test all our batches of worms for pathogens like salmonella, Ecolli, and bacteria. This Live Delivery ensures 100% safe feeding for your pets!

Note- If you order live, you should get the worms live. We guarantee Live delivery of worms. If you receive otherwise, you are entitled to a replacement/ refund.

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