Can dog food be used as fish food?
Catfish may die off if fed dog food for an extended period of time due to dog food being formulated for dogs; it lacks the extra minerals and vitamins required by fish.
Tips to lower your feed bill:
- Remove some of the large fish to lower the biomass.
- Stock 50 to 75 adult perch and their offspring will serve as a majority of larger fishes feed along with an occasional supplemental pellet feeding
- Reduce the feeding schedule to 3-4 times a week from May-September, 2-3 times a week in spring and fall.
- Don’t feed at all at temperatures below 50F, and feed no more than the fish can eat in 10-15 minutes.
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