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How to choose the right Koi fish food

Updated on November 16, 2010

A lot of Koi fish breeders and hobbyists are always searching for ways to make their Koi fish healthy and lively. Truth be told, choosing the right koi fish food  is one of the prerequisites  to having beautiful koi fish. In the first place, the value of a koi fish is often determined by its size, color and health condition. For this reason, having the right koi fish food would enhance the grade of your koi fish breed.Koi fish food with good quality also results to efficient feeding since the fishes are fed with the right amount of food that leads to satisfaction. In most cases, many koi fish owners make the mistake of over feeding their pets thinking that this approach would make the fish grow bigger. Thus, understanding how to buy the right Koi fish food would help you grow healthy and lively koi fish. The following suggestions are valuable:
 
Buy the perfect koi fish food by reading the labels. It's just like buying your own food, it helps to know what is contained in the package. Some contents like ash, fibre and moisture are not really that vital so check the labels. Normally, typical koi fish food are available in pellet form which is suited for koi.
 
Select only high quality products. Avoid buying cheap koi fish food. Many pet owners buy repackaged cheap koi fish food pellets that look many when actually it would just be wasted. If you feed low quality fish food to your koi, they would just secrete too much waste. They would just release too much nitrate and ammonia which is harmful to the pond’s condition.
 
Be wise in choosing the right type of diet for your fish. There are different seasons which should be a guide when feeding your koi fishes. Don't give too much koi fish food during winter season since the fish usually avoid eating too much. If you do so, you would just be polluting the pond.
 
Having healthy and beautiful koi is not hard to achieve as long as you choose the right type of  food. At the same time,create a regular feeding habit that would suit the fish food of your choice.

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