How Much & How Often I Should Feed My Koi Pond Fish|Rochester|New York|NY|Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls
How Much Should I Feed My Koi Pond Fish In Rochester New York (NY) ?
Feed your fish one to three times a day during the feeding months, when water temperatures are 55 Degrees F and above. When the temperature drops to 55 Degrees F, switch to a low protein food just a few times a week and then stop feeding altogether when water temperature hits 50 Degrees F. If they get hungry later, there will be plenty of natural things like algae in the pond to nibble on that are easier to digest.
Spring Is Here, When Can I Start Feeding My Pond Fish Again?
Once spring is officially here and your water temperature is 50 degrees F, start feeding your fish small amounts of cold water low protein fish food again just a few times a week but wait until you are sure winter is over.
Rule Of Thumb For How Much To Feed Your Fish
Rule of thumb is feed only enough food that your fish will consume in 3-5 minutes during warm temperatures. A thermometer can be purchased and suspended in your pond so you know what the temperature is.
Why Do I Need To Be So Careful About Feeding My Fish
Fish start slowing down in preparation for a period of semi-dormancy as the water temperature cools down in the fall. Their digestive and immune systems slow down, and they are not capable of digesting the same types of foods that they can during the warmer months.
Koi are particularly susceptible to problems at this time, as they have no stomach to aid in digestion; food will pass directly into their small intestines, where it will sit and rot. Watch your fish closely during temperature changes and it is better to under feed them a little than over feed them.
Remember there are plenty of natural foods already in your pond for your fish to eat.
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Koi Fish Pond Design|Caves|Tunnels|Rochester New York (NY)
YES! Your Koi Fish Will Need Places To Hide In Your Fish Pond In Rochester New York (NY)
To escape predators and seek refuge, your fish need places to go when they get stressed out. A well designed pond that has rock & gravel covering the entire liner is great beginning. When building & designing garden fish ponds, we like to offer multiple places for the fish to escape to.
Where Can Your Koi Fish Hide In Your Pond?
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How Many Koi Fish You Can Put In A Pond|Rochester|New York|NY|Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls
A Frequently Asked Question: "How many fish can I put in my pond " In Rochester New York (NY) ?
Rule Of Thumb For Your Fish
The Fish In Your Pond Will Grow
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Landscape Designer / Pond Contractor, Tom Warmerdam has been designing, installing & maintaining koi ponds, water features, patios, landscape lighting & creating outdoor living area paradises all around Rochester, New York (NY) for over 30 years. His company Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls was awarded by Aquascape Inc. as one of the top 100 in North America in 2014. He has been attending conferences at Aquascape headquarters every year since 2004 in Chicago, Ill to maintain his Certification(Certified Aquascape Contractor) status.