feeding fish green peas


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i was reading a maginze on fish ponds today and the women said to feed the gold fish& kio green peas i have read this hear also. but here is the question she said to cook the peas. so should we cook them or just give it to the fish raw ?? thanks all
 
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If you want to see a koi dance, feed them peas!

You do not feed raw peas, you feed canned baby peas. I guess you could steam them and then remove the peas to feed, but it's just way easier to buy a can.
 
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My local koi store told me there are several snacks that fish love:

Here is the list: Peas, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Wheat Bread, Orange Slices, Romaine Lettus, Cherrios cereal, Lemon slices, Prawns, worms
ALL FRUIT MUST BE SEEDLESS.
My lil gus love cherrios.
 

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PS3 said:
so are the canned baby peas cook or do i have to boil them lol
thanks all

canned peas are already cooked ...i use frozen peas and put them in the microwave for a min then pop the outer shell off as they cant digest that too well
 
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for fry...baby food peas are a nice option, carrots too....not the chunks the puree (first foods).. just a little glob, mine really go for it, i mix them with powdered fish food..to a paste.
 
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Well I had a go at the tin of garden peas this afternoon I gave them a quick rinse under tap water and hand fed my koi they were a little dubious at first but then feed me feed me feed me. will do this as a treat every so often thankyou to the original poster as I have never heard of fish eating peas it is our engish tradition to have FISH with our PEAS so who is Laughing Now !
 
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LOL! Roadrunner!!! You made me laugh!

It's like when my father hears about my finny pets and the pond--"what? you have a pond full of very large fish and you DON'T EAT them?"

LOL!
 
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From what I have heard a Koi would eat a brick with...........Hmmmm... What is that saying again koikeepr?

Anyway, I will feed our aquarium fish shelled frozen peas. Just keep a bag in the freezer and thaw what you want under running tap water. For the wee aquarium fish you would want to shell them, but I imagine a Koi would shell and all. Besides the nutritional benefits, peas act as a laxitive. This helps flush them out and aids in preventing bacterial infections. Some of the people I've dealt with in the past years that kept Koi or goldfish would feed them cucumbers, zucchini and other summer squash, lettuce and the list goes on.
 
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They will eat the shell, but if the shell falls off as you toss it--they do ignore it. Try it and spit it out kinda thing. The shell is hard to digest.

And, yes, the benefits of peas is that it does help in digestion. I see lots more poop in the sieve after feeding peas. This is particularly important with goldfish, who can often get, er, backed up.
 
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is it ok to feed them peas every day ...i feed them to the fish at lunch time, soon as they see me they start swimming down the bottom waiting for the peas to fall, sometimes i feed them there food instead and they carry on swimming at the bottom ...as if to say we dont want that old food we want Peas !!!
 
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koikeepr said:
If you want to see a koi dance, feed them peas!

You do not feed raw peas, you feed canned baby peas. I guess you could steam them and then remove the peas to feed, but it's just way easier to buy a can.

Can you post the exact brand of canned baby peas that you use? As I asked earlier, wouldn't canned peas have a very high sodium content?

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It's like when my father hears about my finny pets and the pond--"what? you have a pond full of very large fish and you DON'T EAT them?"

Yeah some people have said that to me before. I reply "I don't know who in the world would want to eat carp! EWW!"
 
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Can you buy them already shelled?

I would think that they would be mush without the shell. Maybe split peas and rehydrate them? I don't remember if they have the shell on them or not.
 
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Yes, you can't really buy peas in the can that are not shelled. When the fish are small, I just give the pea a squeeze and the innards pop out and then I toss the shell away. When the fish are bigger, I just toss 'em in by the handful.

I buy the big box of cans at Costco LeSuerur Very Young Small Early Peas in 15oz cans. I think there's like 12 cans in the carton. I feed peas once every other week. It's the only thing my fish eat that has salt in it. I'm not worried about the salt content.
 
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i feed the fish the peas for the frist time i cooked them for 3 mins
and i sat there takeing them out of the shell lol.. the fish ate every pea lol
 

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i feed the fish the peas for the frist time i cooked them for 3 mins
and i sat there takeing them out of the shell lol.. the fish ate every pea lol
 

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Squidhead said:
From what I have heard a Koi would eat a brick with...........Hmmmm... What is that saying again koikeepr?

. Besides the nutritional benefits, peas act as a laxitive. This helps flush them out and aids in preventing bacterial infections.
maybe I'll give 'em alittle benefiber ,it works for me...................................
lol


In giving your fish these treats remember the more ya feed the more ya have to clean.I'm sure natural foods are all what we want,but the due tend to leave a mess for the filter system
 
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Squidhead said:
From what I have heard a Koi would eat a brick with...........Hmmmm... What is that saying again koikeepr?

. Besides the nutritional benefits, peas act as a laxitive. This helps flush them out and aids in preventing bacterial infections.
maybe I'll give 'em alittle benefiber ,it works for me...................................
lol


In giving your fish these treats remember the more ya feed the more ya have to clean.I'm sure natural foods are all what we want,but the due tend to leave a mess for the filter system
 

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