With all due respect for Carol, whose signature is eminently sensible,
what's with the " picked up the keyboard and pecked out" a response???
Sorry, sorry, I just realized that it's Friday the 13th -- this may
perhaps explain why I find the "somebody done somebody wrong" quoting
appellations more interesting than the material actually quoted.
I think I shall take a sabbatical from newsgroups until next month.... watch
out, WordRacer, here I come!
My apologies, Wind/Carol and the rest of you,
> In a fit of sanity: Phyllis and Jim Hurley picked up the keyboard and
> pecked out:
> :: I was asking about catfish food a couple of years ago. It was
> :: suggested that catfish food will add fat to the livers of koi as
> :: it is a growth not maintenance food.
> ** And I believe those who make and sell koi food would like us all to
> purchase it from them - and not at a feed store for so much less. The
> difference in price is hard to believe. Someone's making a lot of money.
> My koi's livers must be fine because not only are they healthy with no
> deaths in several years but they bred this spring. :-)
> Our koi and goldfish are
> :: very inexpensive, as are our goldfish. I calculated that the
> :: savings on the first bag of catfish food would replace all my koi.
> :: So.....they eat catfish food. As you, we have koi that slurp
> :: (oops, suck) it up like mad.
> ** My koi are like vacuum cleaners..... anything edible that hits the
> gets sucked in.
> At this point they are thriving!
> :: They have gone from 3" to 18-24" and eat like yours. I appreciate
> :: those who feed Koi food. We are happy with catfish food.
> ** What got me started with koi food was seeing a man down in town's koi
> goldfish. They were huge, well filled out, no sickness, plenty of fry
> year - and all they ever got was catfish food and whatever insects and
> fell into the water. I asked what he was feeding them and he showed me
> food and where to buy it.... I've been getting it there ever since. No
> need to pay $5 to $10 a lb for koi chow.
> "War does not determine who is right,
> war determines who is left."