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Fall-Winter - Cold Water Koi & Fish Foods

How you feed your fish in the fall and winter can have a large impact on their health through the winter to the spring. Spring is a time when fish are less hearty from winter and the fluctuating temperatures add to their stress level, making them vulnerable to disease.

 

Once the water temperature lowers to 60°F, your fishes' staple food should be mixed with a wheat germ base, that is lower in protein.

When the water temperatures reach 50°F the stable food should be switched to wheat germ based foods exclusively.

Proteins are much harder to digest than other nutrients.

The wheat germ diet can continue to be fed all winter if the water temperature doesn't get below 50°F.

At 55°F the fish's metabolism starts to slow, reducing its intake requirements.

Once the water temperatures go below 50°F, it's time to stop feeding until spring.

Important: Do not feed if there is any chance of the temperatures dropping below 50°F within a few days. Fish are not capable of proper digestion in cold water and the food can decay in their system, sending bacteria into the bloodstream and killing the fish.