I've heard that ultimately, 'takers' lose
and 'givers' win.
> > Just out of curiosity, I was wondering what the newsgroup members had
> > found to be the best foods for koi and goldfish - for overall health and
> > colour enhancement.
> > Ralph Ellis
> > > Just out of curiosity, I was wondering what the newsgroup members had
> > > found to be the best foods for koi and goldfish - for overall health and
> > > colour enhancement.
> > > Ralph Ellis
Visit my ponds:
: Mine eat anything and everything.
: > I have fed them 9 lives tuna flavor cat food
: > > I feed my koi Sho Koi
: > > Susan
: > >
: > >
: > > > Just out of curiosity, I was wondering what the newsgroup members
: > > > found to be the best foods for koi and goldfish - for overall health
: > > > colour enhancement.
: > > > Ralph Ellis
: > >
I got some of this after I found out that supposedly the ingredient in
ShoKoi that simulates the immune system is Brewer's Yeast. So lately I've
been mixing my own version. Equal parts of paste food (which is a powder),
brewer yeast and wheat germ, then a tube or two of waterfleas from
Petsmart, a pinch of clay (suppose to aid a koi digestion) and juice from a
fresh orange. I add just enough orange juice to get the mixture into a
sticky ball then I roll pieces of it in brown rice flour in long snakes.
(Think play doo.) The rice flour keeps it from sticking to your hands.
To feed the gold fish inside I pinch off and make little BB to pea size
balls, for the koi I just pinch off from the rolled snake and toss in. The
goldfish inside love this stuff and some of the slower ones have learned
that I will hand feed them if they come to the top, as the stuff sinks. The
koi have yet to get use to sinking food, but when they find it they gobble
every piece up. The possiblities are endless as to what you could puree
and add into this. Unfortunately it is time consuming to make, as one needs
to use up what one makes in a few days.
Another unfortunate is I have no idea what the ingredients are in the base
powder as they came in Japanese, so if someone knows, could you type it out
for me? ~ jan
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~Keep 'em Wet!~
Tri-Cities WA Zone 7a
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