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    Goldfish, not OK? rosies, OK? Confused...

    Now I'm really confused. It is not OK to feed them goldfish... But it is OK to feed them rosies? I started out feeding both of mine earthworms dusted with "reptical", a nutritional supplement. I have an "adult (over a year old)" and a "baby(under a year old)". My pet store owner who breeds snakes said I should feed the baby rosies and the adult goldfish... So that's what I've been doing. What is OK? And how often do I feed them? I've been doing 6 rosies/sm goldfish 1-2 times a week and they still seem hungry all the time. They shed often and seem to be healthy...

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    Re: Goldfish, not OK? rosies, OK? Confused...

    Hi Heather. No, Goldfish are never safe to use, because of the thiaminase they contain.
    http://www.thamnophis.com/caresheets...C_.26_GOLDFISH
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    Re: Goldfish, not OK? rosies, OK? Confused...

    rosies are not baby goldfish just telling you (some people didnt know that), and a pet store will tell you to feed goldfish to your garter/ribbon they dont know that its bad though, ive been trying to get the petcos around here to stop selling them for garter food
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    Re: Goldfish, not OK? rosies, OK? Confused...

    Quote Originally Posted by reed_Kamsler View Post
    rosies are not baby goldfish just telling you (some people didnt know that), and a pet store will tell you to feed goldfish to your garter/ribbon they dont know that its bad though, ive been trying to get the petcos around here to stop selling them for garter food

    Rosies are actually Fat-Head Minnows.........just to clear that up.......
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    Re: Goldfish, not OK? rosies, OK? Confused...

    Heather, just to give you more options... You can vary the diet if you wish.. you can feed your Garter on pinky mice, 'suitable' live fish, fish strips (such as trout or salmon) and earthworms (night crawlers).
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    Re: Goldfish, not OK? rosies, OK? Confused...

    Now I'm wondering if what petsmart is selling me is the correct fish?

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    Re: Goldfish, not OK? rosies, OK? Confused...

    Yes, those are minnows. :-)
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    Re: Goldfish, not OK? rosies, OK? Confused...

    Whew! Thanks
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    Re: Goldfish, not OK? rosies, OK? Confused...

    pet smart sells fish?? do they have pinkies too?
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    Now I'm wondering if what petsmart is selling me is the correct fish?

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    Re: Goldfish, not OK? rosies, OK? Confused...

    Yes, but they're pricey and frozen. I think it's $9.99 for 6. The local petstore I frequent sells them for $1 a piece. I've just ordered from rodentpro.com and it's .16 cents a piece if you get a bag of 100, plus the shipping. I went in on the order with some other folks here in town, so we're splitting the shipping between 4 people and that put my cost at .34 cents per pinky.
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