Storing Oklahoma Fish Food Properly - It Matters
Fish food storage is an important aspect Oklahoma area pond and water garden owners often overlook! Proper fish storage food is essential to keeping it from going bad or getting mice, cats, mold or other unwanted critters in it. We recommend keeping fish food in a tightly sealed container of some sort. In the Spring, Summer and Fall we leave it outside in a shady, covered area. Be careful if storing it in the garage as it might be too hot and cause the food to go bad. During the winter months we store it in the garage out of the elements.
Does it really matter if its old?
Yes! If the food is old, it may smell funny or have a fuzz on it. It might change color or consistency. Feeding fish spoiled food can cause them illness! Better for them to wait a few days to be fed while you get some fresh food than to eat something that may hurt them. If the food is bad you’ll have to throw it out. In the meantime you could give them a bit of green lettuce or some fruit. They will enjoy a sliced zucchini, blueberries or watermelon.
Tip: If you buy fish food in larger quantities, don’t put the food in the freezer. That can degrade the nutrients in it. Put it in the fridge for best preservation.
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Tim Trammell has been building, designing, servicing and maintaining pond in the Oklahoma City Metro area for over 20 years. His company Continental Ponds, is Oklahoma's first Master Certified Aquascape Contractor and is an national award winning pond and water feature builder.