The how, what and whens of feeding fish in your pond

While feeding your fish isn’t complicated, there are nuances you should keep in mind—the air and water temperature, the time of year, and where you live all affect how, what, and when you feed your fish.
  • If your schedule allows, feed your fish 2-3 times a day—and only as much food as they can completely consume in just a few minutes.
  • Feeding a high-quality, highly digestible food will result in healthier, more colorful fish. Not to mention less waste, which means a clearer pond.
  • Floating sticks that soften quickly on the surface make it enjoyable to watch your fish eat.
  • Pond Sticks are a general summer staple, and a color-enhancing food like TetraPond Koi Vibrance will bring out the yellows and reds in your fish.
  • For spring and fall, a wheat germ-based food is required. At temperatures between 50ºF and 39ºF, a fish’s metabolism slows down, so the food needs to be digested and absorbed quickly.
  • Below 39ºF, stop feeding your fish altogether.
To make feeding your fish easier and even more exacting, referencing our handy Seasonal Feeding Guide can help.

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