Is it safe to feed my goldfish avocado? I was slicing one up yesterday and thought it might be a nice soft treat for them.
Is it ok like other veggies? or is it too fatty?
It does contain a lot of vitamins.
I couldn't really get a definitive answer on if it's safe or not. I have not seen it listed in veggies they can eat.
id only give them a little of it.
shine, I would ask Jlk she is our goldfish expert. Good question! You can pm her and then let us know what her answer was!
Honestly, I have no idea but I did check into it. Avocado, according to the ASPCA, contains a toxin called persin. It is toxic to dogs, cats, horses, mice, birds and fish and can cause heart failure. So, my suggestion is to not feed it to any mammal but yourself.
Learned something new today!
And I actually just added a warning about this into my goldfish 101 article! Thanks for asking Shine!!!
and potatoes?! jlk.
Potatoes are complex carbohydrates. Fish are not able to process complex carbs very well (if at all) because they lack the enzymes necessary to break these down. A few fish (and crustaceans) can process them but this is the exception rather than the rule. Simple carbs such as sugars are easily processed. Most fish foods though are processed with complex carbs as they act as a binder in manufacturing but this doesn't mean you should feed your fish potatoes and corn!
Thanks so much!
Had no idea avocados were so bad for other animals. Good to know and glad I asked before feeding!
What a sneaky fruit/veggie.
Thank for the posting, stopped me from feeding my goldfish that was eyeing my avocado.
Lots of the commercially prepared dry foods offer a complete nutrition package for different species of aquarium fish. Probably it's best to base their diets on one or more of those foods and consider other foods supplements or treats. This applies to most aquarium raised fish and those from fish farms.