For the Health of Your Fish and Your Pond

Feeding Fish the Healthy Way

What you feed your fish and how you feed your fish has a direct impact on how your pond looks everyday. More than you know!

You may have purchased a low quality fish food and not even know it. Any fish food that is purchased at a box store, hardware store, or even a chain pet store will most likely not be quality fish food, period.

Just because it’s a “name brand” does not mean it’s quality either. Just because it's a brand that is well-known doesn't mean that company knows anything about pond fish! 

What difference does the quality of the food make? They're only fish, right? Well, poor quality fish food is mostly fillers - corn, wheat, etc. (just like a lot of our pet foods). How many fish climb out of the pond to eat corn, anyway? That's not natural! Their digestive systems don't know what those fillers are, so they go directly through the fish and end up as waste in your pond — there is very little nutritional value.

Fish waste not only creates a toxic environment for your fish, but it also feeds algae; algae can make your water green or it can be long and stringy strands. Often times when a customer asks for help with green water, it has started because they're using a low-quality fish food or they're feeding their fish way too much.

Your fish are your pets and you have possibly invested quite a bit of money in them. Doesn't it make sense for the health of your fish to use a high-quality fish food? Think about it…. Do you feel better when you have eaten a salad or a cheeseburger? The salad is filled with nutrients that are good for our bodies… the cheeseburger, not so much.

What do we feed our fish at Cool Ponds? We've combed the pond market for the highest quality fish food with a great price point. You can find our food in refillable buckets on our online store or our physical store location.

Remember that your fish have plenty to eat in the water naturally -- bugs, algae, all kinds of small stuff we can't see. We feed our fish because it's a treat for them and it's a treat for us.

Feed your fish only what they'll readily eat in a couple of minutes. And start with only feeding your fish once or twice a week. If you have a great filter system and lots of aquatic plants, you may be able to get away with feeding more often.

Written by Staci Wicker
Cool Ponds Co-Owner


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