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    Oyagoi RayJordan's Avatar
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    Sinking koi pellets

    What options do I have to feed a sinking koi pellet without any color enhancers? Where is it stocked?

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    all I've been able to find is hikari sinking wheatgerm. I have heard they make sinking staple but have never found it stocked anywhere so I too would like to know a source. Both have shrimp meal however

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    Sinking pellets of any kind are hard to find.

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    Hi, Ray.

    Hi Silk pellets (large ones) - soak them in 50% pond water dosed with garlic powder and some billion pro liquid for 15 mins. or so, only. (otherwise they get mushy)
    Throw a large ladle to the pond. Some will sink slowly; others float. Koi attack like piranha.

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    I quess if i had to contact someone who might know how to get hold of some, it would either be kodama, or Pan intercorp...maybe kevin @ genki...now that my moto's running maybe ken at eastern

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    I get mine from Anthony at Koi Enterprise. koienterprise.com

    Before import regs. changed, Love Star food with 1/2 sinking, 1/2 floating. Great stuff.

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    Hikari sinking wheatgerm is all I can find. The so-called slow sinking pellets have been unsatisfactory. Nearly half float.

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    Thank you for the replys. I was hoping that there was something out there I didn't know about.

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    <sigh> you and me both...maybe we could ask the new EA food folks to consider a sinking worm food. cause worms just naturally sink!

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    Ray, I am curious why are you looking for sinking pellets? I know floating pellets were created so we can view our koi better. But have you found there is an advantage to sinking pellets we need to check into.
    Thanks,
    Bob

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