Spring Pond Feeding
It's starting to warm up in some parts
of the country, and we're getting emails about 'when can I start
feeding my fish again?'
answer is really a two part response: It's not just 'when' but
also 'what' to start feeding them...
As a general rule, we recommend not feeding your fish
at all below 50° F and only start feeding them
again when the water has been above 55° for more than 7 days.
Then, you want to be sure to only feed
them a lower protein food, or ideally a wheat germ based food like the
Hikari Wheat Germ Koi food, which you
to keep it in an air-tight container to keep it fresh all Spring.
My fish really seem to like the taste, and it's easier for them to
digest than their regular high-protein diet.
Fish don't have
stomachs like us, only a digestive tract that relies on beneficial
bacteria to digest their food.
But in colder weather,
there is less of these digestive enzymes present, so your fish are
less able to digest their food.
This is why it's important to only feed
wheat germ, or lower protein foods in colder weather, and especially
in Spring and Fall.
But things start to warm up, your fish
will be hungry!
So be sure to treat them to a nice highly digestible food to get them
off on the right track this Spring!
Hikari Wheat Germ Food Close Up