Feeding During Extremely Hot Weather?

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JB

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Jul 26, 2012, 4:18:53 PM7/26/12
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I've cut back on feeding my fish in this hot weather. In fact, I'm only
feeding every other day. Seems like I'd read something years back about
fish going into a restful state when it gets extremely hot. Is this correct?

I want to do the right thing and I've got plenty of food.

~jan, what say you?

Phyllis & Jim?

~ jan

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Jul 31, 2012, 11:26:29 AM7/31/12
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The biggest problem when it is hot is the temperature of the water, the
bio-bugs are not as efficient when it gets 80F and above. Though I have
noticed my fish aren't as active at those temps, but that could be due to
lower O2 in warmer water perhaps? ~ jan
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Zone 7a, SE Washington State
Ponds: www.jjspond.us

JB

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Aug 1, 2012, 1:07:10 AM8/1/12
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On 7/31/2012 10:26 AM, ~ jan wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:18:53 EDT, JB<jrbn...@ipa.net> wrote:
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>> I've cut back on feeding my fish in this hot weather. In fact, I'm only
>> feeding every other day. Seems like I'd read something years back about
>> fish going into a restful state when it gets extremely hot. Is this correct?
>>
>> I want to do the right thing and I've got plenty of food.
>>
>> ~jan, what say you?
>>
>> Phyllis& Jim?
>
> The biggest problem when it is hot is the temperature of the water, the
> bio-bugs are not as efficient when it gets 80F and above. Though I have
> noticed my fish aren't as active at those temps, but that could be due to
> lower O2 in warmer water perhaps? ~ jan
> ------------
> Zone 7a, SE Washington State
> Ponds: www.jjspond.us
>
So then, a benefit of not feeding as much in this extremely hot weather
is to reduce the amount of fish waste which might otherwise foul cooler
water?

~ jan

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Aug 3, 2012, 7:38:08 PM8/3/12
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On Wed, 1 Aug 2012 01:07:10 EDT, JB <jrbn...@ipa.net> wrote:

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>So then, a benefit of not feeding as much in this extremely hot weather
>is to reduce the amount of fish waste which might otherwise foul cooler
>water?

Right. :-) ~ jan

JB

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Aug 4, 2012, 2:59:57 PM8/4/12
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On 8/3/2012 6:38 PM, ~ jan wrote:
> So then, a benefit of not feeding as much in this extremely hot weather
>>is to reduce the amount of fish waste which might otherwise foul cooler
>>water?

I didn't say what I meant but you understood anyway! ;-)

So then, a benefit of not feeding as much in this extremely hot weather
is to reduce the amount of fish waste which otherwise would not foul
cooler water?

~ jan

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Aug 7, 2012, 8:11:19 PM8/7/12
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I figured you meant to say warmer water. :-) We're hitting the 100s+, 2
days with highs of 104-105F so far. Plants love it, I'm not so thrilled.
Sticking close to the AC, thus feeling cabin fever. ~ jan

Phyllis and Jim

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Aug 10, 2012, 7:51:20 PM8/10/12
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Our fish feed less in hot weather. I have not seen any studies on bugs and
heat. Our lettuce is going bananas and the hyacinth evidently have troubl
e competing. The hyacinths are yellow! When we pull a bunch of lettuce, t
he hyacinth improve some. This is the first time that has happened.

~ jan

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Aug 10, 2012, 8:18:47 PM8/10/12
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http://www.bioconlabs.com/nitribactfacts.html

"The temperature for optimum growth of nitrifying bacteria is between
77-86� F (25-30� C)."

At that upper end, like above 82F they do slow down. ~ jan

dr-...@wi.rr.com

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Aug 18, 2012, 12:39:29 PM8/18/12
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Drop a thermometer into the pond below the surface. My thermometer is in the veggie
filter right where the water comes in, pump is 1/2 way down the 4' depth.
The veggie filter plants did fab while we were gone for 3 weeks. Took the dogs with
us (van camping and staying with relatives). Hired somebody to come in every 2 days
feed the birds, feed the koi, check the pump and air was going fine, the air
conditioning was on inside. The water was down a bit when we got back, but also
crystal clear. The veggie filter plants were going gangbusters. ^Yes, it was
helliously hot here in Milwaukee but we do have shade up over the pond.

BTW, we went on vacation to Cape Cod... mid to upper 70's the whole time. The Rvan
is air conditioned when we just plug it in.

INgrid
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Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago

~ jan

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Aug 19, 2012, 7:56:28 PM8/19/12
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Sounds like you had a great time. I could go for mid-70's to upper 70's
here with only a week before school starts so I could get the yard in good
shape... don't think it is gonna happen, will be lucky if it doesn't get
above 90's for a couple days as they predict. As least the sun is getting
up later and down sooner which helps. ~ jan
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