Why Aren’t My Fish Eating?

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Written By Mark Washburn

Mark has 20 years of experience as a professional pond management consultant.

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A common question we get in the fall or winter months, and this is particularly from new pond owners…but they wonder why their fish stopped eating as the weather cooled down.

And the answer, is very simple.  Many fish simply go into a type of dormancy in cold weather…their digestion slows way down as does the transport of food through their digestive system.  So you really want to stop feeding your fish once the water temps drop down to about 50 degrees…at that point feeding your fish regularly could be problematic for them.  

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