Should I feed fish something other than fish food in the fall?

It is a good idea to feed fish less as the temperature outside drops. However, once the water temp is between 40 and 50 degrees F, you should change the type of food from the summer high-protein food to a wheat-germ based food that is high in carbs. fish need the protein in the summer to put on muscle, but now in the fall and into the winter their metabolism is slowing. If you want, your fish can have some Cheerios, oatmeal, brown rice, carrots, pumpkin, or frozen peas.

Once the water temp is consistently 40 degrees or lower, stop feeding all together.

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