How Do I Feed the Fish In My Pond?
Hi, I’m Shiran from Aqua Gardening.
Welcome to this frequently asked questions guide to fish feeding.
Feeding your pond fish is important to keep them healthy and nourished. But it also important to ensure they receive the right nutrition and aren’t overfed or underfed. Too much feed can have disastrous effects in your pond.
The amount fish eat depends on a variety of factors, such as the temperature of the weather and the quality of the water. A change in either factor should be followed with a change to the way the fish are fed.
If there is a build-up of uneaten food in the pond which goes unnoticed, while you are still feeding the fish the same amount of food, you are likely to be approaching a disaster. Accumulating food at the base of the pond encourages harmful parasites and bacteria, which will attack the fish.
It also promotes a build up of ammonia, which is a chemical that is extremely harmful to fish in large amounts. If a fish dies and is not removed from the pond, even more ammonia is produced and can quickly cause a domino effect resulting in more dead fish.
The good news is that we can help you prevent this situation, or rectify it quickly if it occurs.
With a pond water testing , you can quickly check the water quality in your pond. If the levels of ammonia are too high, we have a natural product which will correct and reduce the ammonia to zero within a few hours!
If you’re continuously fighting ammonia and the water temperatures are high, you should consider an air pump. The air pump will oxygenate the water, promoting healthy thriving fish, and beneficial bacteria which will ensure your water is crystal clear.
With large fish, pond filtration systems are necessary. They increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the system and form a collection point for solid waste material. Visit the relevant products in our online store via the links below the video.
The best way to determine how much and how often you need to feed your fish is to observe their behavior and watch their personal feeding habits. In our members video library you will have access to our expert guide to fish feeding to find out not only how to feed the fish, but how to bond with them too!
I’m Shiran from Aqua Gardening, for safe healthy environments which benefit you and your family.