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square_guy
Are you guys still feeding your goldfish with green peas? Is there any special reasons for doing that?
CyberET
nope.. i've stopped doing it biggrin.gif
but my kois love it
Seacucumber
if kept in green water, i dun think green peas are necessary....

can try Hikari Wheat Germ, i used that to substitute green peas for by blackies kept in filtered water...not bad...
square_guy
i was talking to a guy from vermilion this afternoon and he said that neither ozeki nor vermilion guys feed green peas. he also dunno where this practice came from, and liken it to feeding tofu! except that green peas was safe while tofu isn't...

ET u know already har! bo spread messsage!

andy, any special effects? green peas seem to act as roughage for my goldfish for their poos, so instead of 'smokey trail' i get the chunckier kind.

oh man i really want to see how this practice comes about. i remember many advices in AF about feeding green peas to combat internal bacteria.
Seacucumber
from wat i know, its for aiding digestion....
i think same effects as feeding duckweeds....
HappyBuddha
I'm still feeding green peas regularly to my fishes in clear water. Seeing them pass out chunky green poos make it worth while. the fishes are noticably more active for the following days.

I recall the first time I read about feeding green peas was at an American goldfish forum. The advice was to try feeding goldfish with early stages of SB disease to help them purge stuffs in their tummy. I documented how my Ryukin seemingly recovered from SB after feeding it peas. Since then I hang on to this practice.

No harm whatsoever at all.

I don't see a need to feed peas to fishes kept in green water though; tiny weeny algae is even better.

Tofu? Doesn't it turn bad quickly in water?
CyberET
two reasons i can think of the fish being more active could be peas aren't as filling? fish more hungry/active as a result?

or could it be green pea poo doesn't produce as much ammonia, better water, and thus more active?

or maybe it boils down to having a varid diet like humans need? EAT YOUR GREENS laugh.gif

hehe.. some silly theory i was thinking of biggrin.gif
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(CyberET @ Thu 01 Jan 2004 11:51 PM)
two reasons i can think of the fish being more active could be peas aren't as filling? fish more hungry/active as a result?

or could it be green pea poo doesn't produce as much ammonia, better water, and thus more active?

hehe.. some silly theory i was thinking of biggrin.gif

Goosh... compared to the size of bloodworms, I tend to think peas are a lot more filling. biggrin.gif

But I like the cleaner water theory; I usually see stupid ones eat green poos as if they're fresh, meshed peas. rofl.gif
square_guy
hmm, i think most of us here have experienced the fish having better digestion. i am kinda relieved that the practice has some documented use.

btw, i believe feeding tofu is advocated by TRP...
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(square_guy @ Thu 01 Jan 2004 11:56 PM)
btw, i believe feeding tofu is advocated by TRP...

And you can add garlic to that list. yes.gif
CyberET
QUOTE(HappyBuddha @ Thu 01 Jan 2004 11:57 PM)
And  you can add garlic to that list.  yes.gif

garlic came from marine side tongue.gif
square_guy
QUOTE(CyberET @ Thu 01 Jan 2004 11:58 PM)
garlic came from marine side tongue.gif

any basis for that? i know garlic do have some anti-bacteria function.
CyberET
QUOTE(square_guy @ Fri 02 Jan 2004 08:48 AM)
any basis for that? i know garlic do have some anti-bacteria function.

no idea how they use it, but i remember reading from the marine section over at af.com recommending garlic as a means of medication
dennis
I am also one of those that consistently feed peas to my goldfish. tongue.gif

The first time I fed my goldfish peas and they didn't die, so i remember what some dead wise man said "What doesn't kill you, just makes you stronger!" laugh.gif laugh.gif Nah just joking.

I believe that it would improve the goldfish diet. Its diet is suppose to include some greens, so since i can't provide fresh algea, I give them peas and roman lettuce and algae waffer as substitute. Like CyberET said everyone needs thier balance diet biggrin.gif

Anyway, does anyone notice this. One of my fish sometimes gets alittle unbalance, something like SB problem but less serious. After feeding it a couple peas it immediately recovers. I assume that the peas act as a sort of ballast like those in a ship. Once it intake a number of peas, the peas which is denser keep the fish upright. good_very.gif
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