hand feeding fish
I have never been successful getting any of my fish (just goldfish) used to me being near the pond. They always go to deeper water when they notice anyone near the pond. This year I have 3 koi I'm introducing into the pond with the goldfish and was wondering what the best method is to get the fish used to me being near the pond and eating out of my hand. Right now the koi are indoors. I have only had them for a week and they are small (3" to 4") and I know it's too soon to start trying to hand feed them, but they are scared every time I even go near the aquarium. My question is how do you get them over being scared of people? I know the goldfish will probably never come close to getting over it but I was thinking maybe the koi would eventually.