Wildlife pond

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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: Wildlife pond
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2017, 15:24 »
The goldfish seem to be thriving after they were introduced in late June. They are perceptibly larger than they were, so presumably they are eating the abundant insect life. As we get to winter and the insect life dies out, do I need to start to feed them?

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Re: Wildlife pond
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2017, 18:05 »
As the water cools the fishes digestive system slows down and they are less active , try a little floating food pellet if they are active.
Goldfish also graze algae and even get nutrients from the green algae in the water.

Even in winter a few insects and worms will fall in to supplement their diet.



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