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    Newbie posting re koi food

    Hi guys & girls newbie here so hi all.
    My question is this I am new pond this year and fed aquasource koi don't like it much.
    So seen coppens osw mix koi love it any one feed it what's it like.
    Is it a all season food or autumn/ winter feed etc.
    Sorry but a newbie to koi and food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by compo41 View Post
    Hi guys & girls newbie here so hi all.
    My question is this I am new pond this year and fed aquasource koi don't like it much.
    So seen coppens osw mix koi love it any one feed it what's it like.
    Is it a all season food or autumn/ winter feed etc.
    Sorry but a newbie to koi and food.
    Thanks
    Almost every one on here including my self are stepping away from the osw . It is was half decent food but the results we all seeing using the saki hikari foods are truly amazing. It is a pricey food but osw is creeping up in price as well . .

    In my experience to compare the 2 .
    The SH far out weighs it . Less waste product . Clearer water no brown tint . Fish ate loving it . Colour of fish has improved. Growth is far improved

    When reading it says for show koi . But myself and another member have spoke about this and yeah we don't have show koi but we still want the best we can out of our fish

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    Last edited by Ajm; 08-09-2022 at 11:00 PM.
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    BTW love the name hope it's after Bill from LTSW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    BTW love the name hope it's after Bill from LTSW

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    No it’s to do with a little scheme where he slips over in the koi shop ……
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djstiles999 View Post
    No itís to do with a little scheme where he slips over in the koi shop ÖÖ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Almost every one on here including my self are stepping away from the osw . It is was half decent food but the results we all seeing using the saki hikari foods are truly amazing. It is a pricey food but osw is creeping up in price as well . .

    In my experience to compare the 2 .
    The SH far out weighs it . Less waste product . Clearer water no brown tint . Fish ate loving it . Colour of fish has improved. Growth is far improved

    When reading it says for show koi . But myself and another member have spoke about this and yeah we don't have show koi but we still want the best we can out of our fish

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    Which hikari as I tried friend and mine did not like it at all.
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    Saki hikari balance I use as do a few others

    Also in summer months
    Growth and colour

    Shop around tho ghis is just the first Google link .
    https://www.pond-planet.co.uk/pond-c...QaAq_MEALw_wcB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Saki hikari balance I use as do a few others

    Also in summer months
    Growth and colour

    Shop around tho ghis is just the first Google link .
    https://www.pond-planet.co.uk/pond-c...QaAq_MEALw_wcB

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    Cheers is wheat germ better fed as a sinking pellets for winter months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Saki hikari balance I use as do a few others

    Also in summer months
    Growth and colour

    Shop around tho ghis is just the first Google link .
    https://www.pond-planet.co.uk/pond-c...QaAq_MEALw_wcB

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    Check Swell Uk out for prices and they got discount codes as well as free P+P

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    I found swell really expensive. Chosen Koi are £65 for 5kg of balance plus a £10 koi voucher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    I found swell really expensive. Chosen Koi are £65 for 5kg of balance plus a £10 koi voucher.

    I've paid £215 for 15kg of Saki multi season, just checked on 5kg of Balance on Swells site and its 82 quid Dear Me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    I found swell really expensive. Chosen Koi are £65 for 5kg of balance plus a £10 koi voucher.

    Just looked at Chosen Koi's webpage and all its showing is their fish for sale, did a search for their Koi food but nothing came up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Koi View Post
    Just looked at Chosen Koi's webpage and all its showing is their fish for sale, did a search for their Koi food but nothing came up
    Always posting about there food deals on Facebook maybe just give them a ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Always posting about there food deals on Facebook maybe just give them a ring

    Yeah Johnathans right, I just messaged on facebook and it was sorted Hasn't arrived yet mind you, and postage was £6.99 but still works out less than swell even with the fiver off. The bigger bags are much cheaper too I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Yeah Johnathans right, I just messaged on facebook and it was sorted Hasn't arrived yet mind you, and postage was £6.99 but still works out less than swell even with the fiver off. The bigger bags are much cheaper too I believe.
    Definitely bigger is cheaper . They are the cheapest I have found for sh balance and 20 quid off a fish I believe with 15k of food

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Always posting about there food deals on Facebook maybe just give them a ring

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    Been looking at their Facebook page, they stock some cracking fish if i can move on a few of mine I may be tempted come next spring, I did message them with an enquiry regarding a couple of varieties I'm interested in, to keep me informed in they get some in stock, they had an AKA Matsuba in stock but the price was out of my range, sounded like a quality fish though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Koi View Post
    Been looking at their Facebook page, they stock some cracking fish if i can move on a few of mine I may be tempted come next spring, I did message them with an enquiry regarding a couple of varieties I'm interested in, to keep me informed in they get some in stock, they had an AKA Matsuba in stock but the price was out of my range, sounded like a quality fish though.
    Yeah mate seen some lovely ones from them. Haven't got any yet but some beautiful ones. Think I'll be waiting for byers spring release again fancy a nice kohaku and kojaku .

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Yeah Johnathans right, I just messaged on facebook and it was sorted Hasn't arrived yet mind you, and postage was £6.99 but still works out less than swell even with the fiver off. The bigger bags are much cheaper too I believe.

    Happy days my feed hasn't arrived yet, ordered it last weekend as well. Doh!

    Luckily I still got EA feed here so they won't go short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Yeah mate seen some lovely ones from them. Haven't got any yet but some beautiful ones. Think I'll be waiting for byers spring release again fancy a nice kohaku and kojaku .

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    I got two Kohaku's here and a Kujaku nice fish and a gutsy sod, belly getting big it'll feed him/her from my hand to and its not at all bothered with my hand as long as he/she gets the grub
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Koi View Post
    Happy days my feed hasn't arrived yet, ordered it last weekend as well. Doh!

    Luckily I still got EA feed here so they won't go short.
    Mine was ordered on the Thurs and arrived on the Tues (bank holiday on the Monday) .

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