There are so many food formulas and brands of pond fish foods on the market today that it can be daunting for a pond hobbyist to make any sense out of the mix. What and when should I feed my Koi? Why can’t I feed the same staple food year round? What are the differences in the formulas? These are all common questions, and just a sampling of those we answer each day at That Fish Place.
Anyone with koi and other pond fish knows that they aren’t generally picky eaters. As soon as the ice melts they flock to the surface, looking ravenous after the long winter. But just because they will eat doesn’t mean that it should be fed or be fed what you are feeding. Unless you live in a temperate area or you keep your pond heated during cold months (above 50F) it is vital to their health and appearance that they be provided with appropriate nutrition for each season. Commercial food formulas are developed with seasonal changes in growth, metabolism and other biological activities in mind. Lots of things go on in the body of a pond fish as the seasons change – all of which have to be considered when you purchase food. Read More »