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Live food for koi

 

There is no substitute for a well-balanced dry food (good quality pellets) for koi collections. Modern koi foods are designed to give full nutritional value to koi, in other words a balanced diet. However, some koi keepers will mix two or more brands to compensate for the possible deficiencies that may exist in their favourite brand of koi food. Other koi keepers like to give koi special treats that the koi like during those precious relaxing times spend next to a pond. These treats may vary from brown bread with honey, lettuce, watermelon, oranges, cooked vegetables, lemons etc. Others will try more unusual treats like pink prawns, raw meat, silkworm pupae, earthworms, mealworms, bloodworms, mosquito larvae, and even tadpoles. Some of the above “live food” can be cultured at home while others are commercially available either in frozen or freeze-dried form at considerable expense.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 November 2010 14:00

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