Cool Water? Feed Your Fish a Spring & Fall Fish Food
Water temperatures in most ponds are still quite cool, so it is best to feed a wheat germ based food, often referred to as spring & fall fish food / cold water fish food to your koi and goldfish. Why feed a wheat germ food you may ask? Wheat germ is easily digested by koi and goldfish. In colder water, koi and goldfish’s metabolisms are slow and they have a hard time digesting the rich proteins found in summer foods. As a result, they don’t absorb as many nutrients from the food and they produce more waste which can lead to water quality issues. Feeding a wheat germ based food allows fish to properly digest the food and in turn produce less waste. So check, your water temperature and feed a quality Spring and Fall fish food between 9°C/48°F and 18°C/65°F, then gradually switch over to your favourite summer food.