We all love to venture outside to our ponds to see our fish and koi friends swimming around and begging for food. They greet us at the edge of the pond mouths wide open waiting for the delicious food we so love to give them. We all know they will essentially do this every time we stroll by the pond or stand next to it to admire our fish friends. The brings up a valid question: Can your koi and pond fish be overfed?
Just like we can overfeed ourselves, as I seem to do every winter, we can also overfeed our koi and pond fish. Typically, we should be feeding our fish no more than 3 times per day. Feeding time should last no longer than five minutes. But what does this mean?
When we throw food to the koi and pond fish (aka sharks...) they should eat the amount of food you tossed into your pond within 5 minutes. If the fish have not eaten this food within five minutes, scoop it out.
Over feeding pond fish and koi can ultimately have two adverse side effects:
Feeding your fish friends one to two times per day is not such a bad thing either, just don’t feed them too much!
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Over the last 18 years, Clay has been involved in landscaping and aquascaping, which led him to his passion, POND BUILDING and opening A Frog’s Dream in 2006. His true passion is to create works of art for others to enjoy and marvel at in the privacy of their own backyards.