Learn the Many Benefits of a Floating Fish Feeder Ring

Learn the Many Benefits of a Floating Fish Feeder Ring

What is a Fish Feeding Ring? 

A feeder ring is a light-weight tube formed into a circle that floats on the surface of the pond. Its main purpose is to hold floating fish food in one place, inside the ring, for pond fish to eat – but can be used to keep floating pond plants (like water hyacinth and lettuce) together and out of your skimmer box. 

Floating Fish Feeder Rings also have MANY other Benefits: 

  • The ring will “break” the current on the pond surface, that is created by your pond pump. This saves the floating fish food from being sucked into the skimmer filter; saving the food will save you money. 
    • Be sure to tie the ring to the side of the pond so that it does not get pulled to the opening of the pond skimmer - we like using fishing line. 
  • Keeping your fish food out of the pond skimmer also means that your finned friends have no reason to chase the food into it. Some smaller or weaker fish can sometimes get caught in the current and not find their way out again. 
  • Fish will become trained to feed only at the fish feeder ring, reducing the possibility of blue heron “tricking” them into coming to the surface. 
  • The fish food stays contained inside the ring, making it easier to remove whatever is not eaten. Excess fish food left in your pond water will decay and feed algae, causing water quality issues in the long run. 
  • A feeder ring will also hold your floating water plants – like water hyacinth and water lettuce, in one place. Tie it off to the side of your pond with a piece of fishing line. Fishing line will be almost invisible against the water and will keep your ring from moving around the pond. 
  • Using more than one ring within the pond to hold floating plants, like little islands, will help cover the pond surface and provide protection for your pond fish. The plants will reproduce and eventually hide the ring all together. 

Use round floating feeder rings for feeding your pond fish or keeping your floating pond plants together and out of the skimmer box.

Fish Feeder rings offer many benefits to your pond, specifically with the overall quality of your pond water by helping to reduce excess waste. Don’t have fish in your pond? They double as a plant ring to hold your floating pond plants in place helping with filtration. Hoffman’s Water X Scapes has feeder rings available in 3 sizes; 17, 21 and 25 inches round. 

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