Posts Tagged ‘pond fish food’

THE GOLDEN ORFE, AN AMAZING JOURNEY TO YOUR POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 30th, 2012 | 30 Comments on THE GOLDEN ORFE, AN AMAZING JOURNEY TO YOUR POND

golden orfe pond fish New Jersey

The Golden Orfe, or Ide, is a somewhat overlooked choice as a fish to stock your pond and water garden with these days; yet the Orfe is an easy to find and affordable pond and water garden fish. Most pond fish dealers stock the Golden Orfe because they know about its hardiness, interesting behavior, and easy upkeep when it comes to our backyard pond installations.

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SHARK POND!! EASIER THAN YOU MAY THINK.

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 20th, 2012 | 24 Comments on SHARK POND!! EASIER THAN YOU MAY THINK.

Chinese Hi Fin Shark

So you’ve always wanted to tell people that you have a shark pond. The goldfish pond was too tame and the koi pond doesn’t feel edgy enough for you right? Now here is a way around that dilemma, without you having to build a 150,000 gallon saltwater heated backyard pond. The Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark! This shark can easily make a home in your pond.

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SNAPPING TURTLE OR MAYBE PONDZILLA!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 21st, 2011 | No Comments on SNAPPING TURTLE OR MAYBE PONDZILLA!

snapping turtle

Snapping turtle. A few years ago as I was making my rounds driving from one pond customer to another I was merging onto a busy highway from one of the local roads in my area. As I was coming up the on ramp to the highway I was stopped in my tracks but a huge animal looking very much like a dinosaur, in the road. I stopped my truck and watched in awe as this monster lumbered across the roadway towards the busy highway. This modern day dinosaur was snapping turtle. I am very familiar with snapping turtles and this specimen was easily and by far the largest snapper I had ever seen, it was enormous!

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HOW TO FEED POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 2nd, 2011 | 64 Comments on HOW TO FEED POND FISH

One of the first questions that new fish keepers ask is “how much do I feed my fish?”. The more appropriate question could be “how do I feed my fish?”. The part about quantity of food is best answered by the fish themselves, because they will let you know when they’ve had enough and lose interest in feeding time.
Feeding fish in your pond is different than feeding other types of pets,

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WINTER POND WISDOM

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 11th, 2010 | No Comments on WINTER POND WISDOM

It happens every year, some of us like it, some of us don’t; but there is not stopping the on come of winter! For all of us ponders out there this means that we need to make some changes in how we are managing our ponds.

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A BIT ABOUT KOI FOOD

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 31st, 2010 | 1 Comment on A BIT ABOUT KOI FOOD

When you see that big mouth opening for you to give it some food, stop for a moment and think about what you are going to offer that waiting mouth. An important consideration in fish keeping of any type, is fish nutrition or basically what you feed your fish. Many fish will take a wide variety of food; however, many fish are also extremely specialized feeders.

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FEEDING YOUR KOI AND POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 7th, 2010 | No Comments on FEEDING YOUR KOI AND POND FISH

Koi Feeding

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 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

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ACCLIMATING YOUR NEW FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 19th, 2010 | 6 Comments on ACCLIMATING YOUR NEW FISH

acclimating your fish

“Float the bag in the water for about 15 minutes and let them go.”
This could possible be the most widely and commonly distributed advice on acclimating fish to a new environment, that is out there. Often given out by the dog and cat food stock boy at “PETTHIS”; and boy is it wrong advice,

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RACCOONS AND PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 10th, 2010 | 16 Comments on RACCOONS AND PONDS

raccoon

I always felt that raccoons got an unfair bad rap when it comes to ponds. Prior to any pond installation I always have a consultation with my customers and we talk about the “facts of life” when it comes to owning a pond.

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KOI NUTRITION AND CHEERIOS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 9th, 2010 | 22 Comments on KOI NUTRITION AND CHEERIOS

ponds new jersey

This morning I fed my koi Cheerios, yes you read that right, Cheerios. Like most mornings I went out to feed my guys before heading out for the day and realized that I was at my last handful of koi food and this was one hungry pond installation full of koi fish. The fistful of food I threw in disappeared right quick and my koi seemed to be giving me a look as if they were actually sizing me up as to whether I might make a palatable breakfast for them, should I happen to slip or accidentally get pulled into the pond by this group of otherwise unassuming pond fish.

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