Just recognize that the addition of these items represents the manufacturer as a little more attentive and knowledgeable, and the food worth a little extra money. Immune Boosters. Sign up for the latest news, offers, and fishkeeping advice. This is only after they have been allowed to float in their bag, to acclimatise, for 30 minutes to lessen the shock of temperature change. Watch for elevations in Ammonia because of a stalled bio filtration. Is Corn really that bad in a Koi diet? Hyacinths — Delicious to koi. This is also a good time to drain and put away your pond equipment such as water pipes, filters, pumps and UV sterilizers. Well, waterfalls do a lot to contribute oxygen to the scenario.
If their is food left after 5 minutes, remove the food and cut back the amount for the next feeding. Overfeeding The most common feeding mistake is overfeeding. There is no specific immune booster additive, though. June 7. Always feed during the warmest part of the day if your water temperature is not stable. Nighttime air temperatures have become cooler as we approach winter. Feed Cheerios once, every other day in water under 64 but above 53 DF. The feed contains all the basic vitamins and minerals a koi needs to thrive in winter, including vitamins, A, B, C, D, and E from wheat germ.
If your koi are not hibernating to the bottom of your pond quite yet, despite the cold water temperatures, they may appear to be looking for food. For your information, a koi that could eat a cubic meter of grapes in a day would measure about forty-two feet long and weigh in at 2, pounds. I do not recommend that you buy big bags of food unless your fish can eat it all in a season or you can keep 45 pounds of food in the fridge. I’ve heard that grapes can contain some oxalates and that apple seeds contain cyanide. My research indicates the best foods have whole wheat germ but this information is hard to come by. Another primary ingredient that should make up a high percentage of both fats and protein in winter feeds is wheatgerm. The coolest weather will be in January.