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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?

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On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:18:53 EDT, JB wrote:

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
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On 7/31/2012 10:26 AM, ~ jan wrote:
On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:18:53 EDT, wrote:

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
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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?

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On Wed, 1 Aug 2012 01:07:10 EDT, JB 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?


Right. :-) ~ jan
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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?



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On Sat, 4 Aug 2012 14:59:57 EDT, JB wrote:

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?


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
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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.

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On Fri, 10 Aug 2012 19:51:20 EDT, Phyllis and Jim
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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.


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
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