Many people think that all Koi meals are the same. People assume that cheap food is the same as an expensive brand with a different label. This comments are commonly used by the Koi keepers who buy Koi meals based on the prices. Despite the fact that pond keepers want to save their money they should keep in mind that the quality of the fish food is not the same. Pond keepers should make certain considerations.
You should begin with nutritional analysis. It is not possible for anyone to get into a restaurant and eat anything that is brought to the table. The the same logic should be applied when feeding your fish. Different Khoi meals are meant to be eaten at different times of the year. Most meals that can be taken during all season by the Koi have little protein content and are easy to digest. Growth meals also contain a high amount of protein and are best for the summer season.
Feeding on high growth fish food can result in serious health issues on the fish. The the body of the Koi fish lowers metabolism as temperature declines. 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. As a result, the fish can get sick or die.
Consider what ingredients are used in the manufacture of the fish meal. Most of the fish meals in the market constitute fillers like corn which are not easily digested in the body of Koi fish. As a result, more waste is released by the fish to the water, and this makes it a challenge to maintain the water clean thus lowering the quality of the pond. Any Koi keeper should be careful when feeding their fish to ensure that the meals they are giving have no fillers or low-quality ingredients. 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.
You should consider feeding your Koi fish with fresh food. 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. If the Koi meal is kept for so long; it loses its nutrients. Fish pond keepers should, therefore, choose the meals that have not lasted for long since they were packed.
Pond keepers should make quality food for the Koi a priority rather than the price of the food. Quality food is better for you fish to grow and build a strong immune.