FEEDING YOU POND FISH AND KOI

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 29th, 2009 | No Comments on FEEDING YOUR POND FISH | In: KOI PONDS, NATURAL PONDS, POND PREDATORS, WATER GARDENS

Feeding your pond fish is a seasonal consideration. It is drawing near the end of summer and it is time to make sure that your koi, goldfish, and pond fish are getting all the fish food that they care to enjoy right now! This time of year is an excellent time as a pond owner to take advantage of their voracious appetites and let them build the fat reserves they’ll need for those winter months when pond fish no longer are taking in sustenance. It is a good time to be able to interact with your koi fish as well, if you’re interested in hand feeding your koi this is a great time to give that a try.

Be careful with your feedings though it is easy to fall into the trap of over feeding your fish which can really drag down your pond or watergarden’s water quality and clarity. Remember this: fish do not overeat, WE overfeed. That excess food just breaks down, creating high nutrient levels and clogging our pond’s filters! So while your fish are still on summer staple foods…let ‘em eat! As the weather cools switch over to the “Fall Blend” fish diet of your choice and feed your koi and pond fish until water temperatures settle at around 52 degrees and discontinue feedings at that time.

Let your koi, goldfish and pond fish settle down for those winter months and before you know it, pond season will be back

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The LOVEYOURPOND Blog is written by Mike Gannon of Full Service Aquatics located in Summit, NJ. Mike is an award winning pond, water garden, and water feature builder. Always “In The Pursuit Of All Things Aquatic” Mike has been a lifelong hobbyist and providing professional services since 1995. Mike is the creator of The Pond Hunter video series seen on Youtube and has made several television appearances on Networks such as HGTV and the DIY Network. He also hosts the Pond Hunter Radio Broadcast, a show on everything aquatic, every other Wednesday at 8pm EST. You can see what else Mike is up to at the following sites:


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