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Garden Pond Koi and Goldfish feeding guide.


Goldfish and Koi Feeding Guide

Many, many people only buy one kind of fish food and feed that to their fish all year round. However, this is not necessarily the best option for the fish or your pocket. Pond fish extract different nutrients from their food at a different temperature. In the case of protein the uptake of this nutrient is limited during the cooler months and much higher during the hot summer temperatures. Foods have now been developed with this in mind and Wheatgerm foods which are low in protein but more easily digested, have been developed for Autumn, Winter and Spring feeding; whilst growth foods, which are high in protein are available for summer months. Below is a rough guide of what to feed and when.


Pond Feeding Guide

Food Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Minimum Feeding Temperature
5C (40F) +
Pond Pellets                        
8C (45F) +
Pond Stick                        
8C (45F) +

How much to feed your fish

You should only feed your fish enough food to allow them to feed for five minutes. Any more will be wasted and end up as waste in the pond. If a fish is fed until it is full, 30% of fish food will come straight out as waste. The five minute feed can be given four or five times a day, at regular times during the day.

Top-Tip No.5
If you are going away, rather than asking an inexperienced neighbour or friend to feed you fish, why not have a look at our Automatic Fish Feeders.


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