While preparing for Pesach, we checked out the ingredients on the fish food, and the first ingredient is wheat. Presumably it is either chametz or else would become chametz after it hits the water. So I'm going to get rid of the fish flakes for Pesach.
But then, what do I feed my fish?
Does anyone out there in the Jewish Blogosphere own fish? If so, what do you do for Pesach? (Rabbi Abadi claims fish flakes are inedible, but I am not so convinced he is right on that count. And apparently Rabbi Blumenkrantz z"l held that fish food is problematic. As does Ohr haTorah Phoenix.) Are there kosher leFesach fish flakes? What about matzah meal?
After writing the above, I found the following from Rabbi Eli Mansour:
The simplest idea is Matzah Meal. You take a little Matzah and you crush it a little, and you put it into the fish tank, and the fish can then sustain themselves, at least the gold fish can. That’s one way you can solve that problem.I guess that is what I'll try. My big fear is that the goldfish with be makpid on gerbrochts and not eat it...
So what do you do?