Should koi eat pellets that have sunk to bottom

SophsmomMay 10, 2014

I have a new small pond with some small koi that were purchased last week. I noticed that quite a few pellets have sunk to the bottom, but the koi aren't eating them. Does that mean that I am overfeeding them if there is food left on the bottom?

I thought koi were naturally bottom feeders ... Im surprised that the haven't eaten the bottom food. Need help on this.

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koitown916

you might over fed them . what ever they are not eating , you have to remove it or else you will have ammonia problem and the koi start to get sick.

www.koi-town.com

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 12:36PM
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Craigger7

Hi Sophsmom, for beginners a good rule of thumb is feed your koi as much as they can eat in a 4 to 5 minute period It is best to feed them 2 to 3 times a day. If you feed them to much just once a day they can develop a bloated stomach. Koi-town is correct, all that uneaten food will turn into ammonia in your pond.

I hope this helps....
Craig

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 1:44PM
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