So you have a beautiful pond with fish and the seasons are changing so you have questions:
How often and what do you feed them?
Does it matter what kind of food they eat?
Do you need to feed them in the wintertime?
Will the goldfish eat the same food as Koi?
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If you are feeding ANY retail-bought fish food, you NEED to read the label, as there are temperature specific foods that help tackle each season
Spring/Fall Pond Fish Food Feeding
In spring when the pond temperatures in Central Pa reaches 50ºF, it is safe to begin feeding fish. Fish now are coming out of their winter hibernation and they cannot metabolize all of the ingredients of the all season formulas.
As the water ranges between 50-56ºF in the spring, the fish will begin to feed, and they need food that is easily digested, such as foods that contain WHEAT GERM. Dreamscapes carries a Fall/Spring “Cold Weather” fish food that helps to with digestion. This is the ONLY food that should be fed at this time.
Summer Pond Fish Food Feeding
During the warmer months, pond fish require a high-protein diet for growth and spawning. When the temperature goes above 65°, a summer staple or a high growth and energy food can be fed. Keep in mind that your fish can appear hungry even if you feed them 3x a day BUT the more you feed them, they more they poop, the slower the poop breaks down and the more fertilization algae has to grow.
Winter Pond Fish Food Feeding
So What Now?
Dreamscapes also carries a full line of pond supplies from water treatments and fish medications to pond pumps, heaters, fountains, plants and fish! Tadpoles and snails are also available at our Aquatic Retail Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania seasonally while supplies last from May-August. If you think you need it, we have it!
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