Pond Sticks

TetraPond Pondsticks premium ponf fish food
Product No. 16484
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Our most popular pond food! An ideal maintenance diet that provides nutrition for energy, longevity, and overall health. Feed in spring, summer, and fall, when water temperatures are 50°F and above.

Quality Nutrition for Every Pond Fish
A healthy pond starts with quality nutrition. As the makers of the world’s most popular fish food, Tetra brand offers a variety of pond nutrition to meet any need. You can feel good knowing your Koi, Goldfish, and other pond fish are receiving a diet full of beneficial protein, vitamins, and fiber.

Using quality fish food helps keep your pond clearer and cleaner. Foods like Pond Sticks and Flakes are highly digestible—meaning nutrients are fully digested and not passed out into the pond to pollute and promote algae growth. It is important to only feed your fish enough food that they will consume within five minutes to avoid clouding water.

The Soft Sticks Advantage
Tetra offers a variety of soft stick diets to provide the best possible nutrition all year round. Pond Sticks are designed to soften quickly for toothless pond fish and are highly digestible to promote clear water and minimize waste. Take a look below to see which Pond Stick diet might be best for your fish.

Keeping Fish in Peak Condition
Tetra Pond diets include the proper balance of nutrients to keep you fish in peak condition:

Vitamins: For growth, health, and metabolism. Contains stabilized Vitamin C.
Protein: Contains amino acids for growth and maintenance.
Fats: A concentrated energy source.
Fiber: For healthy and efficient digestion.

Guide to Proper Fish Feeding
Feed at least two to three times daily only as much food as your fish will consume within five minutes. When water temperature is below 50 degrees pond fish should only be fed Tetra Spring and Fall diet. Fish should not be fed when the temperature is below 39 degrees.

This product comes in the following sizes: 3.53 oz, 1 lb, 1.72 lb, 2.65 lb, 3.70 lb, 6.61 lb and 11 lb.
Pond Sticks is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Koi loved this product. I have had a Koi pond for 25 years. This is the Koi food I have always used -
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good My koi enjoy this food. It floats well and the pond is not affected by the use of this food
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tetra pond sticks are fantastic, my koi love them and refuse to it anything else. Great product! My koi love it and it seems to help keep my pond cleaner! We have 16 koi and they are very healthy, thanks to your fabulous products.
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My fish love it I switched to this food not long ago and I'm more than half way through the canister, but I can tell a big difference in the activity of my fish.
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been using this food for 5 years! My pond came with the home I bought 5 years ago, previous owner was using your pond food. and the fish come to the top of the water when I walk up to the pond, the fish came with the home, I have between 30 & 40 Goldfish & they seem to like this food, I tried a different product, but my fish did not liks it.Danny
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It keeps the pool clean In the winter in wisconsin my gold fish (a few 8 inchs long) live in pools in my basement, and of all the diffrent foods i have tryed this food is eaten beter and keeps the pools cleaner, i also use it all year round.
Date published: 2013-01-19
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What are the ingredients of Tetra pond sticks for koi? I specifically am looking for a feed with fish protein but NOT animal protein. Thank you.

Asked by: Goldie53
Ingredients: Wheat Starch, Corn Flour, Fish Meal, Feeding Oat Meal, De-hulled Soybean Meal, Wheat Gluten, Wheat Germ Meal, Soybean Oil, Algae Meal, Mono-basic Calcium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Inositol, Niacin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Stabilized Vitamin C), D-Calcium Pantothenate, A-Tocopherol-Acetate, Riboflavin-5-Phosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Palmitate, Cyanocobalamin, Cholecalciferol, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Cobalt Nitrate. Color: Yellow 5 Lake, Ethoxyquin (antioxidant) as a preservative. These are the ingredients for the formula sold here in the United States. It may be different in the U.K. Please visit www.tetra.net and click on the link to your country. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-21

I recently bought a large package of TetraPond Koi Vibrance Floating Pond Sticks. It is unlikely that I will use the entire contents this season. Should I put whatever I don't use in an airtight container and freeze it to best preserve it?

Asked by: larrybard
Definitely put it in an airtight container of some sort, to keep bugs out, etc., but it can be stored somewhere cool and dry, it does not need to be frozen. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-21

How long does it take for my goldfish to be accustomed to Pond sticks instead of TetraFin goldfish flakes?

Asked by: Lew Gordon
Every fish will vary. It is best to mix some of both until he/she/they get used to the change in diet. This can take a few days to a few weeks, depending on the fish. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-31

Pond Sticks Product 16484 Can you ensure that the packet can be opened after the tear off strip has been removed. I have had three bags where the top is sealed below the slide and cannot be opened. There is obviously a fault is the packaging program?

Asked by: Sykes of Suffolk
I absolutely agree. Very poor packaging design.
Answered by: Lew Gordon
Date published: 2017-07-29

Do tetra pond sticks have an expiration date?

Asked by: Jkl2017
They have a best buy date, yes, at the top of the bag, if you have that size. Cans have the date on the bottom. Shelf life is three years. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-31

how big does gold have to be for pond sticks

Asked by: tomf 225
Probably at least 4-6 inches in length. You can break them in half, otherwise. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-28

Can it go in a tank 

Asked by: Euanjean
Well, if you have a very large tank with large goldfish, yes, it can be used to feed them. It is specifically for larger pond fish such as goldfish of a foot or more in length. Whether it is a pond or a tank, does not matter, other than most tanks are too small for multiple adult goldfish. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-21

What is the difference in Product No. 16484-02 and Product No. 16452-02. I purchased the latter from Wal-Mart and my store no longer stocks it. They carry another brand now.

Asked by: farmerbob52
The first is 3.7 lbs, the latter one is 1.25 lbs. Otherwise, they are the same diet, according to my system here. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-14
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