the water temperature with pond
thermometers is just as important as testing for pH,
ammonia, and nitrites. The temperature of your water dictates how
often you should feed your fish.
If the water is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, you should
not feed your fish. At this temperature and below, your fish reach
a state similar to hibernation, and they cannot digest food. You should
also refrain from feeding them if your pond thermometer shows the
temperature to be above 85 degrees.
If the temperature is 50-60 degrees, you can feed your
fish 2-4 times a week. Your fish can likely live in a wide range of
temperature, assuming that the temperature change is gradual. Between
60 and 85 degrees you can feed them up to 4 times daily.
Never feed them more than what they can consume within
a few minutes.
The smaller your pond, the faster the temperature can
change. As temperature rises, dissolved oxygen can decrease (the water
can't hold as much) and the toxicity of ammonia increases. Be sure
to watch how the water temperature changes. While fish like koi can
live in a fairly large range of temperatures of water, sudden changes
can cause strange. If your pond water is often too warm, consider
providing more shade.
Purchase your pond thermometers from Pond Depot. We
sell excellent pond supplies. We have floating pond thermometers and
We sell thermometers that display the temperature of your pond in
both Celsius and Fahrenheit. Using a thermometer will help you regulate
your pond better and to decide when you should start winter feeding,