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    Sinking food brands

    Hi,

    Sort of this is already somewhere within the threads but I was just looking for abit of advice on sinking foods.

    I know all the pros and cons etc but just wanted to know which brands people think or have worked best for them in regards to sinking food.

    Thanks

    Danny



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    Senior Member Rank = Nanasai Twhitenosugar's Avatar
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    Have you considered sturgeon pellets?

    They're normally cheaper than high end growth koi pellets and have a high level of fishmeal based protein and high oil content.

    Mind you, I'd probably only feed them when your water is 20C+. Anything below that and your koi will end up built like barrels.

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    I had some sinking pellets from koi logic "Ogata koi farm' pellets they sell which seemed pretty good. I am tempted to get another bucket for a auto feeder when I'm out as I know floating pellets will end up down the skimmer!

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    Thank you both, Iíve not thought of sturgeon pellets but I understand what you mean in regards to temps and food makeup itís something Iím extremely conscious of.

    Iíll check out Ogata

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    Sinking pellets are good for those fish that dont like to come to the surface ie nervous nerys types .. . Only fools and horses fans may get that

    Problem is you will not see your fish at the surface feeding unless you are going to mix floating and sinking

    sinking will drive ALL the fish to the bottom to feed
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    I second what wain says.

    I have sturgeon so have to feed sinking pellets and as a result many of the fish are finicky when feeding at the surface when im nearby.

    So if you want them to feed by hand you'll have a harder time getting them to do so if you give them the option of feeding off the bottom.

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    Cheers guys, Iíve weighed that up but the advantages of feeding on the bottom out weigh my need to feed them solely on top. Iíll of course mix but Iím thinking for the greater good

 

 

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