The hands-down BEST brand of goldfish pellets is Northfin (a favorite of goldfish breeders). The ingredients are top-notch, and this food boasts a quality ingredient profile founded on whole antarctic krill, organic kelp, and Omega 3 rich herring meal. No fillers, no byproducts – just wholesome goodness for your fishy friends! This is also perfect choice for those with goldfish aquaponic systems due to the high quality of ingredients used in the formula.
Why We Love it:
No fillers, hormones or byproducts – just quality ingredients
Rich in Omega 3 from marine sources for more vibrant color
Now, not all goldfish are as sensitive as some of the more swim-bladder “impaired” ones. For that reason, many other fishkeepers find they really like Omega One Goldfish Pellets. It’s got lots of good marine-based proteins and is available in a bulk size for those with lots of fish (or perhaps a pond).
Why We Love it:
Most economical choice (but best quality for the price)
Low-starch formula allows for better digestibility
Omega 3’s from Salmon rather than low quality meal
There’s another great brand on the market… and that’s Azayaka sinking pellets. It’s marketed towards Ranchu owners, but the truth is that all goldfish have the same fundamental dietary needs. Azayaka comes in a variety of formulas, the difference being the percentage of protein needed, depending on the age of your fish:
They can be loaded into an automatic feeder so you can simply set it and forget it.
You won’t have to remember to feed your fish every day anymore!
This can be especially useful for when you go on vacation. (I’d recommend using it for a while before trying this just to be on the safe side).
If you have a ton of live plant in your aquarium that your goldfish can peck on, you may not have to give them veggies to graze on.
Of course, it can be tricky to grow enough of them to keep up with their voracious appetite!
Goldfish are pretty smart little creatures – you may notice that once you set up the automatic feeder, they will wait underneath it for the pellets to drop out about the time it is ready to release them!
Let’s Hear it From You
I hope you learned something useful from this article.
Now I want to hear your feedback:
Are you ready to make the switch to a good quality goldfish pellet?
(Your fish will thank you for it!)
Do you have a question about goldfish diet in general?
Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments section below.
An avid goldfish breeder and keeper for nearly 20 years, Meredith Clawson is the founder of the Pure Goldfish website and author of the book The Truth About Goldfish. Pure Goldfish has been featured in Wikihow, Wikipedia, The Aquarium Guide and more.