How To Choose The Best Khoi Fish Meal
Many people think that the many Koi foods available in the market are all the same. Some people also think that cheap food is the same as the expensive meal with a different brand. These comments are mostly used by Koi keepers who base their Koi food on the price. One can try to understand that a pond keeper needs to save the money they spend on the diet of the fish but fish keepers should know that not all food are the same. Every pond keeper should consider some factors when choosing a fish food for Koi.
You should begin with nutritional analysis. You cannot get into a restaurant and eat whatever the waiter brings to the table without the idea of what it is. The the same logic should be applied when feeding your fish. Different Koi food is made to be eaten during different times of the year. The meals that can be taken by the Koi during all seasons usually have little protein content. Meals designed for growth have a high amount of protein and are best for summer season.
A fish can suffer ailments due to feeding on high growth food. As the temperature declines, the metabolism of Koi fish decreases. Growth food is not easily digestible in the body of the Koi, and this would result to the rotting of the food in the body of the fish. This can result in serious effects on the fish where it can either get sick or die.
Look the ingredients that are used to make the fish meal. Most fish meals that are available in the market have fillers that are not easily digested in the bodies of the Koi fish. This leads to the production of more fish waste which results in poor quality water in the pond. It is highly advisable that you avoid fish foods that have fillers and other ingredients of low quality. Avoid the fish meals that are not the original brand.
There are many pond owners who mix different Koi meals because of the high prices of the Koi food. This strategy is mainly used by pond keepers with many Koi fish in their ponds and especially if the larger Koi have high appetites.
Ensure that your fish feed on fresh meals. Most of the food that is available at cheap prices are normally of low quality and they take a long period before reaching the retailers. The nutrition in Koi food declines as the food ages. Fish pond keepers should, therefore, choose the meals that have not lasted for long since they were packed.
The quality of the Koi food is what a Koi keeper should consider rather than the price. Quality food is better for you fish to grow and build a strong immune.
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