Do I have to feed my Pond Fish in winter?

Do I have to feed my pond fish in winter?

In wintertime you should stop feeding pond fish daily when the water temperature drops below 10°C is. Below this temperature, pond fish will start to show less interest in food and will move to the lower reaches of the pond for the winter. Eventually, they will stop coming up for food, and feeding should stop until the warmer weather transpires in the spring. Start feeding fish daily again at a water temperature of 10 °C or higher.

koi fish feeding in pond

What should I feed my pond fish in winter?

In the autumn when temperatures begin to drop it is recommended that you switch your fishes diet to wheat germ. You can do this gradually so your pond fish get used to the change in diet.

Due to the high protein and fibre content, wheatgerm food digests slowly and is ideal for ensuring your fish get the nutrients they need as they transition into winter. Specially formulated food for fish such as wheatgerm is designed to be beneficial in keeping your fish healthy.

What is winter wheatgerm?

Winter Wheatgerm fish food is a high fibre, high protein pellet, which is designed to be nutritionally dense so that it matches the slower digestion and metabolism of pond fish, and load your fish up with nutrients for the longer periods of not feeding.

Wheat-germ is a natural source of vitamin E, an important vitamin to promote healthy growth and great koi color. Many brands combine it with oils and additives, like garlic, to further increase the nutritional benefit.

wheatgerm food

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