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Feeding Fish: When You Have To Be Away


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Feeding Fish
Everyone needs a vacation, but if you have a pond, you must treat it as if you have pets. If you will just be gone a day or two, and your pond and fish are healthy, you don’t really need to do anything to prepare. However, if you will be gone longer and you arrange for someone to look in on your pond when you are away, be sure the “pondsitter” knows enough not to overfeed the fish.

Super Food Koi Kitchen Overfeeding the fish may lead to a cascade of other problems that happen when there’s uneaten food and waste. Fortunately, you can prevent this from occurring by purchasing an automatic fish feeder and feeding a great quality food, like our Super Food.

An automatic fish feeder is the ideal way to ensure your fish get needed nutrition. Depending on the feeder, it can accommodate pellets (our Koi Kitchen® or the Koi Café), stick foods (like the Fish Mate Auto Fish Feeder), or all types of food including pellets, flakes, or freeze-dried foods (such as the Fishmate P21 Pond Feeder). Each feeder holds a different amount of food and may be set to feed at various times and for a differing amount of days. Please remember to test any automatic feeder before you leave on vacation to ensure a proper feeding schedule. Then you can kick back, relax,and enjoy that long-deserved vacation.

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