Koi Health and Information

Feeding Your Koi

Nutritional Content of Food

  Food contains various elements, such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which are essential for all animals to maintain healthy bodies, grow and reproduce. Here we explain what these elements are and why they are important components of food. Proteins are made up of amino acids. Thirteen essential amino acids should be...

Feeding and Growth Rate

Feeding and Growth Rate The feeding pattern, and thus the growth rate, of koi depends on many factors, such as water temperature, water quality, stocking density and genetic background Koi feed most actively at temperatures in excess of 15c(59F), thus sexually immature fish can grow rapidly during the summer months when the temperature is...

Water Temperature and Feeding

Water temperature affects fish more than any other single factor. Fish are ectothermic - their body temperature fluctuates in accordance with the temperature of their environment, usually remaining 10C higher. As the temperature drops, the ability of the koi to digest and assimilate food decreases. In the winter months, therefore, at...

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