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    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 22nd Sep 16, 11:58 AM
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    Help my fish arent feeding
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 11:58 AM
    Help my fish arent feeding 22nd Sep 16 at 11:58 AM
    Could someone tell me why my fish in my outdoor pond don't seem to be interested in their food


    They are Koy and gold fish
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    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 23rd Sep 16, 12:47 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 12:47 PM
    Are they dead ?


    It could possibly be that there's a large amount of larvae etc. in the pond, so they're filling up on those in preference to the less tasty food you're supplying ?


    Fish will also tend to eat less as it turns colder - sort of a semi-hibernation state. Though I guess it's not really got that cold yet to trigger their "winter mode".


    Other than that, does the pond itself look "healthy" ? If they're not happy in their environment, or feeling off-colour, then they won't eat. Just the same as you or I, you don't feel like eating much when you're ill.


    But if all is well with the pond, then my guess would be that they're feasting on naturally available grubs etc.
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    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 24th Sep 16, 11:17 AM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 11:17 AM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 11:17 AM
    Just had a new pump fitted. Could it be that
    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 24th Sep 16, 12:00 PM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 12:00 PM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 12:00 PM
    What's the weather like where you are? They eat a lot less when it gets colder. We don't feed them at all in winter when they seem to stay at the bottom. Not sure if we are still feeding ours will ask hubby when he gets back from dog walking lol.
    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 24th Sep 16, 3:01 PM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 3:01 PM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 3:01 PM
    I live in the North West so its not cold. They don't seem to want any food at all.


    The only thing different is I have had a new pump fitted and its a lot stronger than the last and so causes more splashes from the waterfall
    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 24th Sep 16, 5:45 PM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 5:45 PM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 5:45 PM
    Sorry for the delay, I've been busy making soup lol.


    Just asked hubby and he said the fish aren't interested in food at the moment but he puts a few bits in in the morning.


    We are further south than you (East Anglia) and it isn't cold here either.


    Think it must be the time of the year, we don't feed them at all in the winter and will probably stop feeding them soon.


    I wouldn't worry about it too much. Are they deeper in the pond yet?
    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 25th Sep 16, 10:21 AM
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    • 25th Sep 16, 10:21 AM
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    • 25th Sep 16, 10:21 AM
    Not really. Thanks so much for asking your Hubby
    • wellused
    • By wellused 25th Sep 16, 10:56 PM
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    • 25th Sep 16, 10:56 PM
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    • 25th Sep 16, 10:56 PM
    My pond fish are feeding like mad at the moment I feed them once a day with floating sticks. I guess that they are feeding in antisipation of the cold months ahead, I don't feed at all when the temperature is lower than 10C.
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