Having outdoor pond fish is becoming a very popular trend and not just on farms, more people are starting to care and feed fish in their ponds. If you have a fish in a pond, it means that you basically control what the fish will eat, which will have an impact on the weight and health of the fish.
Depending on the size of the pond, it is crucial to not overload it with food as it won’t give you desirable outcomes. Buying an automatic pond fish feeder will help greatly. There are three crucial things when it comes to feeding fish – amount, tips and water quality. In this article, you can find basic information about all of these.
Depending on your pond dimensions, you should consider how much fish you can hold in it. You can just put a random number of fish inside, but it won’t so effective. The first step should be calculating a number of fish for the pond because if you put in too many fish, it will decrease oxygen quantity in the water and the fish won’t be as healthy as they should be. Filtration of water is playing a huge role here – the bigger filter you have, the more fish you can put into the pond. If your pond is a 100 square feet it is perfect for 30 or so fish. Also, the fewer amount of fish makes water filtration easier.
When it comes to feeding a fish in a pond, there are some tips for not wasting any food and making fish as healthy as possible. It doesn’t matter how much you feed them, but it is important which and how much of the food you are giving. For example, you should throw the amount of food that will be enough for the fish to eat in 5 minutes. If you feed them with more food the fish won’t eat it and it is a waste of food and money.
Before every feeding, you should check a temperature of water. If the water is warmer (60 – 90F) the fish will have a higher metabolism so they can be fed a few times per day. If the water is colder (30 – 60F) you should feed once every few days. Another thing you should be careful of is a water quality. Be sure that you measure a pH of the water because if there isn’t a right pH it can stress a fish and spread a disease. The safest pH level of water ranges from 6 – 8.