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    Are you feeding your koi and what are you feeding them

    Just wondering if anyone is feeding their koi and what are you feeding them.I am feeding mine meal worms.



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    Just the odd small handful of wheatgerm if theyíre active at this time of year.



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    Osw coppens food and mealworms. I don't feed under 8c

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    If it's above 8c in the water I will try them on a little bit of wheat germ, they seem pretty hit and miss below 10c as to whether they'll take it or not. However, I did throw some earthworms in there today and they went mad for them! So maybe I'll get some meal worms.
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    Once in a blue moon I'll throw a hand ful of mealworm like

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    havent felt the need to stop (yet) 1 palm full of vitalis once a day, only 3 60cm fish in there though

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    Ultimate Koi and a few Japan Mix Pellets about 6-7 small hand fulls a day plus i flood light the pond until 8pm in the evening to extend the feeding times.
    a pinch of mealworms they have a good protein level over 50% but very high in fat at nearly 30%

    and a couple of times a week fresh prawns and mussels. plus i've started adding a lettuce or cabbage once a week for extra greens as i have very little algae in the pond.
    and stock is just 3 tosai, 2 nisai in heated pond.
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    until Tuesday a few handfuls of OF over the day, now im at work so they are cold turkey
    the slow pond build thread

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    I got my first 2 koi last weekend, a 19cm chagoi and a 18cm Beni Kikokuryu. I have given them small bits of boilie which is fishing bait this week in the evening when I have got home. They have gobbled them up and I even had the chagoi taking a couple of 1mm coppins pellets from my hand and the surface at 10:30pm as it was so mild and she (I think its a she) was so active! Will see how they are shortly today but I will feed them if they look active until it gets really cold
    The boilie is a nut based food so very easily digested this time of year

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    Number one rule of the froum. You can't buy fish and not post a picture hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Number one rule of the froum. You can't buy fish and not post a picture hahaha

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    I will upload off my phone onto my laptop soon and do it, I have been meaning too! unfortunately because of the time I got home after collecting the pics are a bit crap as it was dark!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    I got my first 2 koi last weekend, a 19cm chagoi and a 18cm Beni Kikokuryu. I have given them small bits of boilie which is fishing bait this week in the evening when I have got home. They have gobbled them up and I even had the chagoi taking a couple of 1mm coppins pellets from my hand and the surface at 10:30pm as it was so mild and she (I think its a she) was so active! Will see how they are shortly today but I will feed them if they look active until it gets really cold
    The boilie is a nut based food so very easily digested this time of year
    Mine arenít fussed on boilies, tried some ABS Rock Lobster and they just spat them out lol. Canít wait to tell Geoff his bait is crap hhhaas.
    I think maybe Simon spoiled them when they were in his pond!!
    They do love the mealworms I had for the bird feeders though, send them into a right old frenzy. Will have a go with them floater fishing when I get the chance lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcarpchaser View Post
    Mine aren’t fussed on boilies, tried some ABS Rock Lobster and they just spat them out lol. Can’t wait to tell Geoff his bait is crap hhhaas.
    I think maybe Simon spoiled them when they were in his pond!!
    They do love the mealworms I had for the bird feeders though, send them into a right old frenzy. Will have a go with them floater fishing when I get the chance lol
    I must admit they spat them out the first time but then were taking the little bits on the drop the second time and actively searching them out on the bottom! I think they wasn't sure what they was to begin with but have figured its a food source. I don't plan to feed them boilie often, I just like to see if the fish eat when I get them as it makes me happy that they are settling in and comfortable. But knowing its a winterised food I know they will be able to digest it with no issues


    Edit: since this post I emptied some waste out my filter and it had some boilie poo in so they are digesting it comfortably within a day!
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