Most people believe that the different Koi food available in the market is almost similar. Some people also think that cheap food is the same as the expensive meal with a different brand. Koi keepers who base the meals for their fish on their food are mainly the ones who use such comments. Despite the fact that pond keepers want to save their money they should keep in mind that the quality of the fish food is not the same. Every pond keeper should consider some factors when choosing a fish food for Koi.
You should begin with nutritional analysis. It is not possible for anyone to get into a restaurant and eat anything that is brought to the table. The the same logic should be applied when feeding your fish. There different meals for Koi that are made to be eaten at different times of the year. Most meals that can be taken during all season by the Koi have little protein content and are easy to digest. Meals that are meant to be eaten during summer season normally have a high amount of protein.
Feeding on high growth fish food can result in serious health issues on the fish. The the body of the Koi fish lowers metabolism as temperature declines. Growth food can rot in the body of the Koi if taken in high amounts because it is not easy to digest it. As a result, the fish can get sick or die.
Consider what ingredients are used in the manufacture of the fish meal. Most of the fish meals in the market constitute fillers like corn which are not easily digested in the body of Koi fish. This results to the production of more waste by the fish and it makes the maintenance of the water hard, and the quality of the water in the pond can be lowered. Fish pond keepers should learn not to feed their fish with meals that are made of filler ingredients or ingredients of poor qualitu. Avoid the Koi meals that are designed to mimic Koi’s natural diet.
There are many pond owners who mix different Koi meals because of the high prices of the Koi food. This strategy is mainly used by pond keepers with many Koi fish in their ponds and especially if the larger Koi have high appetites.
Ensure that your fish feed on fresh meals. Most of the cheap foods are produced in high quantities, and then they are stored for many years in the warehouse before they are delivered to the retailers. As Koi food age, the nutrition content lowers. Fish pond keepers should, therefore, choose the meals that have not lasted for long since they were packed.
Pond keepers should make quality food for the Koi a priority rather than the price of the food. Quality food is necessary for making the fish grow fast and have a strong immune.