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    Senior Member Rank = Mature Champion Ant62's Avatar
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    Wheatgerm or not when its cooler

    Just wondering does anybody feed their precious koi wheatgerm when the weather cools.......



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant62 View Post
    Just wondering does anybody feed their precious koi wheatgerm when the weather cools.......
    I'm currently at 15c and am feeding 50% staple and 50% wheatgerm.
    Once I hit 10/11c I will switch to just wheatgerm

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    No I feed high protein food as I am heated all year

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    unheated and feed high protein all year round, just lower the amount in winter
    the slow pond build thread

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    Same here..still at 25 degrees heated and feeding Saki Hikari growth right now. Planning on lowering the temperature to 21-22 degrees at the end of the month and switching to SK Balance.

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    Now onto JPD Fuyufuji sinking for the winter, temps down below 13c for the last few days. Still giving them a little higher protein feed when active in the afternoon but that will stop shortly.

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    I am also unheated and feed high protein all year round. what the fish don't digest will just be excreted. No need to change just reduce the amount
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    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Adult Champion AdamKoi78's Avatar
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    I tend to feed wheat germ at anything below 16.5c. It's easy enough on the fishes gut and easy on the wallet. The other thing I've found that higher protein foods at lower temps tend to ruin water quality and promote egg production.

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    im at 4.1c and still feeding QK japmix,only a handful 3 times a day though,still getting eaten,andi

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    i am unheated. pond at 4c. so stopped feeding. i will only put food in now if 6c above. and that will be QK jap mix. i never change to wheat germ. so you could say the fish are on a diet.

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    still feeding, though from the weekend they will probably go unfed for at least 2 months as ill be away working, looking at them they have to much visceral fat as it is, so it will do them some good to slim down
    the slow pond build thread

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