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    Feeding temps

    Just a question on feeding in low temps . My pond is holding 17/18c as I have a heater running but if it gets really cold and heater canít keep up and it drops, at what temperature should I stop feeding? As summer is gone and the temps have dropped i have started feeding low protein sticks to the fish, which started few weeks back. Cheers guys Feeding temps


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    Quote Originally Posted by charco123 View Post
    Just a question on feeding in low temps . My pond is holding 17/18c as I have a heater running but if it gets really cold and heater canít keep up and it drops, at what temperature should I stop feeding? As summer is gone and the temps have dropped i have started feeding low protein sticks to the fish, which started few weeks back. Cheers guys Feeding temps


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    Hi mate. I watch temperature forecast for a week. If the temperature stays between 8c to 10c in the pond. for at least 4 days.
    I will feed them. Low protein food.
    Wheat germ food. Right now I am feeding OSW food.
    Last year with cover on. Mild winter. They got fed nearly all winter.
    Hope this helps.
    Fred

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    So Fred as an example in your pond if it held 10 you would feed, but if it held 7 you would stop? Is that right ? Cheers mate


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    Quote Originally Posted by charco123 View Post
    So Fred as an example in your pond if it held 10 you would feed, but if it held 7 you would stop? Is that right ? Cheers mate


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    I feed between 8c and 10c so lowest is 8c. anything above 8c I feed. but it has to hold for a few days. REASON it takes longer for the food to digest. if you get a sudden drop in water tempreture , it could hurt the fish
    I lost a couple of fish a few years back. that's why I go by that. I went five years without feeding at all through winter. in the early days. no covers as well then.
    people have there own ways of doing it. some feed. some don t. I do if its like as above. that's just my way. everyone has there own way of feeding. that's just my way. take last winter, they got fed nearly everyday as it was a mild winter. I think it dropped below 8c only once last year. I think that's why my fish have had good growth this year, as they have been eating all year round.
    plus my bio colony kept going in the pond. and filters I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    I feed between 8c and 10c so lowest is 8c. anything above 8c I feed. but it has to hold for a few days. REASON it takes longer for the food to digest. if you get a sudden drop in water tempreture , it could hurt the fish
    I lost a couple of fish a few years back. that's why I go by that. I went five years without feeding at all through winter. in the early days. no covers as well then.
    people have there own ways of doing it. some feed. some don t. I do if its like as above. that's just my way. everyone has there own way of feeding. that's just my way. take last winter, they got fed nearly everyday as it was a mild winter. I think it dropped below 8c only once last year. I think that's why my fish have had good growth this year, as they have been eating all year round.
    plus my bio colony kept going in the pond. and filters I believe.
    Nice one cheers mate hope ya had a good weekend Feeding temps


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    Quote Originally Posted by charco123 View Post
    Nice one cheers mate hope ya had a good weekend Feeding temps


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    Not bad bud. Same to you. Raining none stop don t help lol

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