Best Koi foods - where and how much?

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Best Koi foods - where and how much?

Post by Koi-L » Wed, 19 Apr 2006 01:24:34



Can anyone suggest the BEST koi foods with the least fillers?  About how
much can one expect to pay for these feeds and where are they to be found?
I notice in my catalogs the ingredients are not listed.  With 400 less koi
and GF to feed I may get them a bag.

What products are you using and which do you feel are the best?
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Best Koi foods - where and how much?

Post by G Pearc » Wed, 19 Apr 2006 02:25:48


Ichiban (sp?) is one of the better foods I use - ~$5 / lb in Canada - you
would need to google for it in the US
                          Gale   :~)
Quote:
> Can anyone suggest the BEST koi foods with the least fillers?  About how
> much can one expect to pay for these feeds and where are they to be found?
> I notice in my catalogs the ingredients are not listed.  With 400 less koi
> and GF to feed I may get them a bag.

> What products are you using and which do you feel are the best?
> --
> Koi-Lo....
> Frugal ponding since 1995.
> Aquariums since 1952.
> My Pond & Aquarium Pages:
> http://tinyurl.com/9do58
> rec.pond's FAQ are at:
> http://www.geocities.com/justinm090/faq.html
> ~~~  }<((((o>  ~~~   }<{{{{o>   ~~~   }<(((((o>

 
 
 

Best Koi foods - where and how much?

Post by Koi-L » Wed, 19 Apr 2006 04:12:02



Quote:
> Ichiban (sp?) is one of the better foods I use - ~$5 / lb in Canada - you
> would need to google for it in the US
>                          Gale   :~)

===========================
YES!!!   One of our LFSs caries that brand in the summer.  I remember seeing
it there...... now that you remind me.  :-)))
--
Koi-Lo....
Frugal ponding since 1995.
Aquariums since 1952.
My Pond & Aquarium Pages:
http://tinyurl.com/9do58
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Best Koi foods - where and how much?

Post by Peter Smi » Wed, 19 Apr 2006 09:21:47


Tetra
$ 9.99  1lb. can
 
 
 

Best Koi foods - where and how much?

Post by Koi-L » Wed, 19 Apr 2006 12:38:12



Quote:
> Tetra
> $ 9.99  1lb. can

====================
Thanks, but that's an outrageous amount for only 1 lb of food.  :-(   I
remember there being some question awhile back as to the quality of the
Tetra foods.  They may have improved since then.

I'll go through close to a lb a week with all the fish I (still) have.  I
don't want to pay more than maybe $4 lb as I buy 25 lbs at a time.
--
Koi-Lo....
Frugal ponding since 1995.
Aquariums since 1952.
My Pond & Aquarium Pages:
http://tinyurl.com/9do58
rec.pond's FAQ are at:
http://www.geocities.com/justinm090/faq.html
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Best Koi foods - where and how much?

Post by ~ jan » Wed, 19 Apr 2006 14:12:51


Sho Koi under $5/lb from WesternPond.com. Spend over $60 and shipping is
free (at least it was when I purchased a month or so ago).  ~ jan

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Best Koi foods - where and how much?

Post by Mister Gardene » Wed, 19 Apr 2006 22:22:42




Quote:



>> Tetra
>> $ 9.99  1lb. can
>====================
>Thanks, but that's an outrageous amount for only 1 lb of food.  :-(   I
>remember there being some question awhile back as to the quality of the
>Tetra foods.  They may have improved since then.

>I'll go through close to a lb a week with all the fish I (still) have.  I
>don't want to pay more than maybe $4 lb as I buy 25 lbs at a time.

Your question was "Can anyone suggest the BEST koi foods with the
least fillers?" You didn't ask which was the cheapest or the best
value for the money. Peter answered your question with his opinion
that Tetra is the best. Fair question, fair answer.

-- Mister Gardener

 
 
 

Best Koi foods - where and how much?

Post by Xabr.. » Wed, 19 Apr 2006 23:02:39


Quote:





> >> Tetra
> >> $ 9.99  1lb. can
> >====================
> >Thanks, but that's an outrageous amount for only 1 lb of food.  :-(   I
> >remember there being some question awhile back as to the quality of the
> >Tetra foods.  They may have improved since then.

> >I'll go through close to a lb a week with all the fish I (still) have.  I
> >don't want to pay more than maybe $4 lb as I buy 25 lbs at a time.

> Your question was "Can anyone suggest the BEST koi foods with the
> least fillers?" You didn't ask which was the cheapest or the best
> value for the money. Peter answered your question with his opinion
> that Tetra is the best. Fair question, fair answer.

> -- Mister Gardener

Show you how much Carol really know...
 
 
 

Best Koi foods - where and how much?

Post by Koi-L » Wed, 19 Apr 2006 23:44:20



Quote:




>>> Tetra
>>> $ 9.99  1lb. can
>>====================
>>Thanks, but that's an outrageous amount for only 1 lb of food.  :-(   I
>>remember there being some question awhile back as to the quality of the
>>Tetra foods.  They may have improved since then.

>>I'll go through close to a lb a week with all the fish I (still) have.  I
>>don't want to pay more than maybe $4 lb as I buy 25 lbs at a time.

> Your question was "Can anyone suggest the BEST koi foods with the
> least fillers?" You didn't ask which was the cheapest or the best
> value for the money. Peter answered your question with his opinion
> that Tetra is the best. Fair question, fair answer.

===================
Yep, I realize that and was just commenting on the price.  I had no idea
they were that high.  I think I went into "sticker" shock.  For $9 a lb I
wonder if fresh seafood from the store wouldn't be better?!?!?!   You can
find bags of mixed seafood in Asian grocery stores for something like $2.49
to $4 lb.
--
Koi-Lo....
Frugal ponding since 1995.
Aquariums since 1952.
My Pond & Aquarium Pages:
http://tinyurl.com/9do58
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Best Koi foods - where and how much?

Post by Koi-L » Wed, 19 Apr 2006 23:51:43



Quote:
> Sho Koi under $5/lb from WesternPond.com. Spend over $60 and shipping is
> free (at least it was when I purchased a month or so ago).  ~ jan

======================
Thanks Jan, now that's about what I want to spend.  I remember trying
Sho-Gold a few years back.  The goldfish did very well on it.  Before buying
online I'm going to see if that pond and aquarium store in Nashville got his
delivery of Ichabon or Misty Mt. food in yet - or whatever brand he's
carrying this year.
--
Koi-Lo....
Frugal ponding since 1995.
Aquariums since 1952.
My Pond & Aquarium Pages:
http://tinyurl.com/9do58
~~~  }<((((o>  ~~~   }<{{{{o>   ~~~   }<(((((o>