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Goldfish difficulty eating lettuce

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I read on a few post that their goldfish love red leaf lettuce, so I picked up some from the organic section at the store. I rinsed it in warm water and let it cool then put it in the tank. They try to eat it but had some difficulty ripping it as they tried to bite it. so I tried to blanch it and it's much softer but they still have a hard time ripping it. They are new fish... maybe they get better with practice? Or should I try a different preparation method? Different greens that are softer? Blanched spinach? Thanks.

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It took my fish a while to really catch on. :rofl

How big are your fish? My smaller fish still don't quite have the strength to eat it. :teehee

I don't cook it at all.

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Have you tried fraying the edges of the lettuce? If they can't get ahold of it, they won't want to eat it. My fish do the same thing.

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Great idea! I remembered I had some organic baby spinach in the fridge, so I blanched it and they are having at it now. I'll fray the edges of the lettuce next time. Thanks!

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I always fed it raw. But, my fish are pretty big :idont

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I always fed it raw. But, my fish are pretty big :idont

That's an understatement. :donthit:

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