of the most important tasks of keeping a pond with fish is to make
sure those fish get the right amount of food. This is why automatic
fish feeders are an excellent investment for many people.
The detrimental effects of feeding your fish too little
may already be quite apparent to you - the fish could starve and die.
But what about the effects of feeding them too much?
Any food left uneaten by the fish becomes food for algae.
You do not want to encourage algae by having an excess of fish food.
What is an excess of fish food? Your fish should eat
all of the food that you feed them within just 5 minutes or so. If
there are any leftover (excess) pieces of food, you should scrape
them off the surface of the water.
You can set automatic fish feeders to feed your fish
the right amount at the right time. Nonetheless, you should routinely
check on your fish and the feeder and the pond and make sure that
there are no problems. If you find that there is an excess of algae,
you can actually stop feeding your fish for a little while. Also,
know that you should turn off your automatic fish feeder when temperatures
drop - you should not feed your fish when the water temperature is
below about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This is because fish do not digest
food well when they are in a cold temperature-induced semi-dormant