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    Koi food that boost's fishes colour

    Hi can anyone advise on what the best feed is to promote colour in the Koi, have had mixed messages regarding Saki Colour.
    So not sure on which path to take, I'm feeding Saki Balance at moment, but about to order saki growth and also want a feed to boost colour.

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    Come on mun Ladies & Gents, opinions please

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    I found SH colour really good personally, definitely could see more radiant beni from my showa's!

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    Caveat -- Im inexperienced and only have 1 year's knowledge and have only ever used Saki products. I used Saki Colour for about 4 weeks continuously when it was beginning to cool in early autumn ( and you are talking still c. 22-25 degrees water temperature) and there is no doubt that colours improved and I saw no degradation of white. Not sure what there was not to like.

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    i've used different 'colour' foods but none have improved beni like saki colour did.

    i feed it above 20C mixed with balance and growth from june to september,
    not much point in feeding much below 20C imo,
    as you are paying a premium for food that needs a high temperature for good assimilation, or they are just crapping that expensive food out...
    also if i find the beni getting a bit too strong i just dial back the percentage of colour food in the mix.
    Last edited by davethefish1; 21-05-2023 at 07:41 PM.

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    I used Aquasource Colour food.

    I didn't see much difference in the colour of the fish, maybe a very minor boost, although it may've just been me convincing myself as I'd spent so much money on the food.

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    Cheers for the replies, maybe its the softness in our water here that reacts to the colour feed, I'm just guessing though.
    I was just told that the Shiro can go yellow

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    I've bit the bullet and ordered 5kg of Saki growth and Colour now, ordered from Coastal Koi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Koi View Post
    I've bit the bullet and ordered 5kg of Saki growth and Colour now, ordered from Coastal Koi.
    i know its the only affordable way to buy saki sometimes...
    but i can't hack paying that retail price when 15kgs is 200% more product for an extra 100% of the cost.

    i'm keeping my eye out for some deals at the national show this july,
    I got 15kg of saki colour for less than 200 last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    i know its the only affordable way to buy saki sometimes...
    but i can't hack paying that retail price when 15kgs is 200% more product for an extra 100% of the cost.

    i'm keeping my eye out for some deals at the national show this july,
    I got 15kg of saki colour for less than 200 last year

    I bought 5kg of each, I hope that I don't use it all over the summer, I'm using Saki Balance at the moment, what percentages of each did you use to mix together Dave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Koi View Post
    I bought 5kg of each, I hope that I don't use it all over the summer, I'm using Saki Balance at the moment, what percentages of each did you use to mix together Dave?
    through the summer I make a GBC (Growth, Balance, Colour) mix averagely 1/3rd of each equal proportions.

    but i skew that mix going into summer and coming out again in autumn with more balance or colour,
    depending if i think the fish need more or less colour food.
    and increase the growth percentage a bit in the height of summer, to get maximum growth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    through the summer I make a GBC (Growth, Balance, Colour) mix averagely 1/3rd of each equal proportions.

    but i skew that mix going into summer and coming out again in autumn with more balance or colour,
    depending if i think the fish need more or less colour food.
    and increase the growth percentage a bit in the height of summer, to get maximum growth.
    Cheers Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Koi View Post
    Cheers Dave
    you will probably get more growth feeding just growth and colour.

    but i think some of my older fish don't appreciate such a high growth diet, as they are only putting on about 5 -10cm max a year now...
    so i feed a more varied mixture

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    Sorry to jump on the thread is there anyway of improving whites on koi aswell as colours

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leeoliver1979 View Post
    Sorry to jump on the thread is there anyway of improving whites on koi aswell as colours
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    Quote Originally Posted by EME101 View Post
    . Not sure what there was not to like.
    The Price!!!!!!!!!!!

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