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    Oyagoi koifishgirl's Avatar
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    Flake food

    Can flake food be fed to small koi? I have some Tetra Fin flake food that is 42% protein and thinking it would be good to feed. I want to use it in the mud pond will it be ok.

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    Sansai tranquility's Avatar
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    I would imagine it could...but, you can also put your pellets in a blender or food processor and make crumbles or even powder to feed them.or just soften it up and feed it whole.

    Lawanna

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    Daihonmei
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    yes and is..often with a higher % of protein than that...other people have a coffee grinder and grind up high quality koi food

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    Luke I want to learn more about this KH and GH thing with water quality. I thought I knew most of what I needed to about water quality but since this issue about about in the ph problem thread, I am lost. I am looking for a meter to test but still I would like to learn more about this.


    I can remember years back I had well water, the well water was acid water, very low ph and I fought with this all the time. I did use baking soda in the water to help but if my memory serves me correctly I had a problem with wide range ph swing using the baking soda, now that I have heard of this KH and GH thing I want to learn more. If I had known about this years ago I might have been able to correct the problem in my aquarium without having to use branch water. I think I also used ph up and down and still had very bad swings, I could not seem to stablize water. I was lucky that I did not lose my fish as I stayed on top of this but they were under a great deal of stress because of the swing. I want to learn what to do about this as I love my koi and want to keep them in good health. If you can in simple terms how about jump starting this for me.

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    Hi Koifishgirl,

    Try this link, lot's of usefull info there
    http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cd...E/X5085E0a.htm

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    TetraMin is great stuff for young koi and goldfish. The fish grow really well and do not develop visceral fat deposits. I would use it exclusively if I could afford to. Even in the 3-gallon tub it costs over $15 per pound, compared to $0.40 per pound for industrial feed.

    -stevehopkins

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    Daihonmei
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    kfg,
    One day I might know about gh and all that ball of wax, but I will tell you how people learn about those kinds of aspects of the hobby..they become their problem....people that have a good knowledge base about a disease have had the disease....
    And right now ...well i made a concrete pond and not a linered pond for a reason...and I have good wellwater...so i amy never learn about Kh.

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