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Pond Food

We have a large selection of pond food from pond pellets, flake and a have a high protein pellet for high grade Koi Carp along with a low protein food ideal for winter use.

To give your fish the protection they need, a proper and balanced diet is ideal.   For example, Koi found in the wild may eat mollusks, fish, crabs, and any creature that is alive. A koi will eat just about anything tha lives in the water, however before feeding raw foods, it's best to cook them to eliminate parasites and disease.  Occasionally feeding your Koi spiders and worms can provide them a varied diet and provide health benefits.   Make sure the insects cannot bite or harm your fish.  You can also feed your Koi commercially dried insects.  

Goldfish are not as hardy eaters as koi, but will often eat insects on the water's surface. They will also enjoy variations in their diet. Fancy goldfish can sometimes have swim bladder problems caused by sucking in too much air when taking food from the surface.  That is why it is best to feed fancy goldfish food that slowly sinks.  You can soak floating food such as flakes or dried insects before feeding them to fancy gold fish. Vitamins B and C, spirulina and small amounts of wheat germ oil are great supplements to add to your fish's diet.  Fish oils can provide your fish with energy they need. As the weather cools you'll want to switch their foods to a more wheat germ based food diet rather than protein diet.  Using a water thermometer to check the temperature of the pond water, once the water reaches 21°C or 70°F, you'll want to start the switch in diet.  

When the water temperature is 15°C or 60°F you should only feed wheat germ based foods to your fish. This is because proteins are much harder to digest than other nutrients. You can feed your fish a stable wheat germ diet if the water temperature remains above 10°C or 50°F. At 12°C or 55°F the fish's metabolism slows down which reduces its food intake requirements. Once the water is below 10°C or 50°F, you should stop feeding your fish until spring.  It is important to not feed your fish if you think the weather will drop below 50°F in the next few days.  This is because fish are not able to properly digest the food in cold water and the food can decay in their guts, causing a bacterial infection this killing the fish.   At cooler temperatures, fish do not require a lot of food because their metabolism slows.   The bacteria in your bio feeders will also begin to go dormant, but it is always a good idea to check your pond water's ammonia and nitrate levels in the winter occasionally just to make sure everything is okay.