Feeding the fish in your pond
Of course running into the pond carp and carp need to feed periodically. Though water in the small pond provides some natural food base in the form of Daphnia, bloodworms and other small animals, but fish feed in small pond is unlikely to be sufficient to provide the desired weight gain in Your Pets. Therefore it is necessary to be hospitable and generous host, providing the right diet additional power from the “hand” for the inhabitants of Your pond, to ensure the desired result of fish farming. Facilitates the solution of this problem that carp and crucian carp are not fussy to feed and omnivores. To lure them suitable vegetable food and feed for pigs or chickens. Excellent plant food for carps are: flour, bran, Lupin, maize, vetch, rye and potatoes.
If you’ve seeded your pond godovikam − they just need to pour the flour on the surface of the water, because it has long floats on the water surface until wet. Rye can be given in raw form. Lupin belongs to the legume and so it is like the corn better coarse grind, then they quickly get soggy in the water and the carp eat them more willingly. Legumes and cereals are better steamed in boiling water. Feeds should be prepared in the form of balls of thick dough. To create the most economical menu, you will need to observe the growth of the fish. The average consumption of grain feed per fish is not more than 3 to 5 % of its weight. Fish feeding should be carried out tinily twice a day and preferably at the same time
It is desirable to immediately determine in a pond with a feeding place and need to prepare for this “feed table”. For a small pond you can use a simple table, made from a plastic cover with perforated holes fixed cord on the rod. Table food should be lowered to a depth of 30 − 35 cm Fresh feed to add only on an empty table. The use of “feed table” allows you to constantly monitor how much food is eaten and to remove its surpluses, so as not to spoil the water in the small pond that occurs in the souring of not eaten forage. The volume of portions of food should be determined considering the water temperature, because the lower the water temperature, the less carp fish consume feed. Favorable for their lives the water temperature – +24° − +26°C., While reducing it to +12°C, the intensity of the power they have will diminish and they will stop growing. With a further reduction to +4°C, or increased to +30°C, and carp at all will refuse food. Therefore, the feeding can begin in late April or early may, when water has enough heat (usually mid — may), and it has to stop around the middle of September, depending on weather.
These tables in the pond need to do so that fish feeding is not too socialise. By the fall of the Karpov lost appetite, so servings should feed at this time to reduce, otherwise food will be needlessly spent in store and the fish will not go.
Fish living in a pond with great pleasure eats all the insects falling on the water surface. To increase the income of this free feed can be used at night pond decorative illumination with the use of lamps with solar panels that are placed on the Bank of the pond or float on its surface. The most part congregate on light insects will become a nutritious snack for Your Pets. In addition, such lighting will save You or Your guests from unexpected late night swim in the pond.