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Koi Nutrition
Koi and pond fish nutrition and what to
Written by Dr Johnson

Koi eat a lot, goldfish do too, but goldfish are
better foragers.

If you took two identical ponds and you
neglected to feed both ponds equally, the
population in the koi pond would die out
faster than the population in the goldfish
pond. Part of the reason is that koi eat more,
so they starve faster. Part of the reason is
that goldfish will find food anywhere,
including swimming prey like rotifers, fish fry
and insect larva. Koi on the other hand tend
inot to dentify or attack small prey like that. Their usual foraging method is
bottomsifting. And if the pond has no aggregate or mud on the bottom, there
will be no natural forage.

I think most people would be very surprised by the amazing amount of live,
squishy and crunchy food that can be found living in the gravel of a properly
maintained  pond. Sometime if you're ever bored, siphon thirty gallons of
water out of that gravel and put it in a plastic sweater box. Let the sediments
settle and then look at the writhing life making tracks in the settled sediments.
That's Koi food, my friends.

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