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Feeding Pond Fish

By Sheila_FW
September 13, 2011

Use a child’s hula hoop (or other plastic ring) to feed pond fish so food won’t float in moving water. Make sure to tie it to the bank first.

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plantladylin
Sep 12, 2011 6:06 PM CST
Great idea ... and wow, what a beautiful pond!
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Sep 12, 2011 6:29 PM CST
I agree
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dave
Sep 12, 2011 7:04 PM CST

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I love the spent crepe myrtle blooms. Smiling
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plantladylin
Sep 12, 2011 7:11 PM CST
Don't those spent blooms look great floating on the water? I have some big Crape Myrtles ... need a nice pond beneath one of them!
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Sep 12, 2011 7:50 PM CST
I remember when the hoola hoop was first marketed... I'm sure lots of you do too. We used to submerge them in the swimming pool, fill them with water so they'd sink. We'd dive for them and bring them to the surface.

I don't have a pond but this is an interesting way to corral your food!
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Horseshoe
Sep 13, 2011 7:35 AM CST
Good idea, never would've thought of that.

Pretty pond ya got there, Sheila!

Shoe

("to feed pond fish so food won’t float in moving water"...I think you mean ' so food won't float AWAY in moving water', right? Or did I misunderstand?)
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wildflowers
Sep 13, 2011 1:56 PM CST
Great idea.

Such a pretty picture of your pond, but just a tease, makes me want to see more.
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Bubbles
Sep 13, 2011 2:28 PM CST
Good tip, gorgeous photo of the pond and fish too.
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HollyAnnS
Sep 13, 2011 3:06 PM CST
Love this tip and beautiful pond.
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Sheila_FW
Sep 17, 2011 6:01 AM CST
Thanks for the compliments all! *Blush*

Yes, Shoe your right.....In moving water floating food is wasted, this keeps it in place and also trains the fish to come to a certain area for food.

Dave and others....Those crape myrtle blooms are pretty when they first fall, but as they die they make a mess on the bottom of the pond and clog the skimmer. Thumbs down Sticking tongue out
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Sheila_FW
Dec 28, 2013 9:01 AM CST
When I was down to two fish, I made a small food corral out of PVC pipe seen in the first pic. But with the addition of one fish from a friend that removed his pond; I now have little ones numbering in the 60s! I had to start back with the large hoop and buying food in bulk from Dr. Foster Smith too!
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