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    Tategoi Dan Blatt's Avatar
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    Question regarding Hi Silk

    I know temperature has to be 65 degrees and above before feeding. How often and how much of it do you feed (of course based on fish load). Do you guys mix it of feed your regeular feed and then once a day give them straight Hi Silk? Have never used it before and thought I would ask. Just got some and pond temperature is now 67 degrees. I've used Ogata silk powder before and silkworm pupae.
    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    here's my two cents. your temps are too low to feed heavily or exclusively. I think you'd be better served to feed small amount with your other foods and build up when the temps get over 72 F. I would say 76-78 f it could be used
    exclusively to create the bulk you'd be looking for. I got my baby asagi up to 72 F today and will continue up to 78 F so i can feed heavily. I'm trying to find a source for seki food from Hikari to use.

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    Dan, Dick is correct in try to feed while stable in the 70's at least. My theory is try to feed it when the hottest months are around.. So say your best growing temps of the year. I wouldnt feed in mid 60's its a lot of protein to digest ....

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    Thanks guys...I wasn't planning on feeding it till at least 70. More interested in how you guys use it...mix, straight, and amount.

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    Hi-Silk is usually best feed by itself. I don't mix much only in the beginning until the fish get use to it. But Dick it right with this or any food of high protein, you want to get to a consist temp...
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    Dan, when I start to feed it I mix it with other food I am feeding Ogata Wheat or Hikari wheat just to get em started.. When my temps reach 70 and I know the weather is stable I go for it and feed them full on. When fall is knocking on the door I go back to mixing wheat germ and or start feeding them izeki...

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    Thanks Joe...that's pretty much what I'm planning. Feeding Ogata and Hikari wheat germ mixed together with the addition of a little Dainichi growth at the moment.

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