Feeding fish with other than fish food?


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Great!
How do you feed them?
Do you throw them in whole or break them up?
I toss them in whole, but if I had very small fish I'd break them up a bit so the 'littles' would be able to partake in the feast as well.

Cheerios are my 'go to' when I have company over with young children. I can give them a bowl full to toss to the fish & not worry about "over feeding" issues (kids don't like to stop with the small amount of real fish food that's appropriate) ;)
 
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Earthworms. I am now EXTREMELY popular with my koi…
This!

When I am out there digging and trying to finish some other piece of the pond up.... They follow me around as I work. As I find the worms, I throw them in. The three bigger Koi chase each other. I'm making friends!
 
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Once in awhile I toss in a medium sized cooked shrimp and the koi make like Great White Sharks. They already ate the two goldfish and are surly.
 

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Ate two goldfish?
Really?
Full grown goldfish or tiny fry?
2~3-inchers. Pond mates for more than a year then the small fish mysteriously vanished. The koi refuse to answer questions.
 
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Great!
How do you feed them?
Do you throw them in whole or break them up?
My big koi gets whole Cheerios, and when he has been very, very good, I moisten them with a little orange juice. Just a little so the Cheerios still hold together, not dissolve into mush.
 
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Fish have learned to eat mashed up blue crabs/mussels even though those aren’t for them. Supposed to be for the terrapins
 
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Mine eat off all of the plants in the pond. So, they've never liked any greens I've tried that I see others feed.
 

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