Those that have a pond with fish in it might be interested in learning how to choose the right fish food. There are many different types of fish food out there, and it’s good to familiarise yourself with the varieties that are best-suited for the type of fish you have in your pond.
Today, we’ll take a look at some of the fish food stocked by Aquascape Australia, including koi fish food and fish food pellets. If you’re looking to buy fish food online, we have a range of products available to suit your needs.
Types of fish foodBelow are the types of fish food stocked by Aquascape Australia.
Koi Krunchies are perfect for when you wish to handfeed koi, goldfish, and other pond fish. This makes them great for those who want to handfeed their pond fish! Koi Krunchies are treats, and should not replace a balanced diet for your fish. These treats are a great source of vitamin C, and also aid in proper tissue formation, digestion and disease resistance. Koi Krunchies create minimal waste, which is great news for your pond system.
These fish food pellets are formulated for everyday feeding. They contain a high-quality protein that help to optimise growth rates, plus probiotics that aid with digestion and reduce fish waste. Our Premium Staple Fish Food Pellets float and are scientifically formulated for all pond fish. These pellets are available in a small size (for fish 8cm and above), and large size (for fish 20cm and above). Premium Staple Fish Food Pellets come in 1kg bags for the small pellets, and 2kg or 5kg bags for the large pellets.
Our Mixed Pellets provide nutrition for your pond fish, with stabilised vitamin C, probiotics, and high-quality protein. These pellets are available in 1kg or 5kg bags and are ideal for fish that are 8cm or above. Our Premium Staple Fish Food – Mixed Pellets formula is designed for everyday feeding.
Our Colour Enhancing Fish Food Pellets are designed to be given to koi fish to enhance their colour. These pellets contain additional amounts of vitamins. For example, they have 9,000 IU/kg min. of vitamin A, and 1,800 IU/kg min. of vitamin D3, compared to the Premium Staple Fish Food’s 3,000 IU/kg min. of vitamin A, and 600 IU/kg min. of vitamin D3. Our Premium Colour Enhancing Fish Food Pellets come in 1kg bags for the small pellets, and 2kg or 5kg bags for the large pellets.
How do you keep fish food out of your pond filter?
When it comes to how to keep fish food out of your filter, there are a few techniques you can adopt. Firstly, it’s important to use a high-quality fish food that doesn’t break apart quickly during feeding.
Only put in what your fish will eat
Overfeeding can be bad news for your fish and for your pond’s ecosystem. Leftover fish food can end up becoming waste for algae to feed on or infiltrate your filtration system! As such, you should only put in as much as your fish will consume within three minutes. It can also be a good idea to do smaller feeds more frequently. With our Premium Fish Food Pellets, it’s recommended that you feed your fish up to three times a day.
Place food in the same spot each time
Fish are surprisingly good learners and will quickly learn where their food comes in. Placing the fish food in the same spot within the pond each time can help your fish find their food faster. We also recommend you use a measuring scoop or other feeding device to get the same amount of fish food out each time. The amount you need to place into your pond will differ depending on the type, size, and number of fish you have, but you will soon learn the right amount of food needed.
For our pellets, the pond water temperature should be a minimum of 15°C before feeding. They should be stored at room temperature in a spot indoors, and of course, out of reach of children!