You've enjoyed the summer relaxing next to your and now the time has come when the leaves start littering the ground and our ponds.
The nets are also going over the ponds, but your fish are still swimming around and there is still time to enjoy your pond. So, the most popular question I receive this time of year is: What is my fall fish feeding protocol and when should I stop feeding them?
Even though it's fall and the temperatures are falling a well balanced diet is still important for your fish. When pond temperatures fall below 55˚F, your fishes’ metabolism and digestive system begins to slow down, which inhibits the ability to digest protein effectively. Investing in a pond thermometer will help you determine when to change the eating regimen of your beloved finned friends.
There are many ideas as to fish feeding protocol for the fall using Fall Formulated Fish Food, we feed our fish the good stuff all the way up until the 55˚F mark. However instead of feeding twice a day, we will start only feeding once a day at a water temperature of 60-65˚F. If you prefer using fall formulated food, thats ok too.
Soo.. When do you stop?
First and Foremost, make sure you have a fish pond thermometer, you're going to need one. Stop feeding your fish once the water temperature reaches 50˚F.
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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.