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    Thread: Drs Foster and Smith being shut down

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      FYI Petco notes they will carry on the F&S brands and offer them on the Petco site after the shut down. Which of the brands is what will be up for debate. I have asked about Blackwater Koi food and they are looking into it.



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      Quote Originally Posted by jimfish98 View Post
      FYI Petco notes they will carry on the F&S brands and offer them on the Petco site after the shut down. Which of the brands is what will be up for debate. I have asked about Blackwater Koi food and they are looking into it.
      Petco got back to me today, they will not be carrying Blackwater foods.



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      Once upon a time I ordered both Blackwater Goid-N and Drs. Foster & Smith Super Koi Food from the Drs. Foster & Smith web site.

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      That unfortunatly ended as well...

      F&S Super-

      Ingredients
      Menhaden Fish Meal Based, Wheat Flour, Shrimp Meal, Kelp Meal, Rice Bran, Soy Protein Isolate, Fish Oil, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Wheat, Poultry By-Product Meal, Blood Meal, Spinach, Propionic Acid (a preservative), Yeast Culture, Ascorbic Acid, Beet Powder, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Asparagus, Anise, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin Bl 2 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Magnesium Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Cobalt Sulfate, Sodium Selenite.
      Guaranteed Analysis
      Crude Protein 40% min.
      Crude Fat 10% min.
      Crude Fiber 4% max.
      Ash Content 11% max.

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      Fish meal, plant protein products, animal protein products, dried yeast culture, fish oil, dried seaweed meal, wheat flour, spinach, brewer's yeast, protease (derived from Bacillus subtillus), garlic, beet powder, asparagus, anise, Vitamin A supplement, Vitamin D supplement, riboflavin supplement, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, choline chloride, d-biotin, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin E supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous sulfate, potassium iodate, ethylenediamine dihydroiodide, and ascorbic acid (source of Vitamin C).
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      Crude Protein Min 40.0%
      Crude Fat Min 10.0%
      Crude Fiber Max 4.0%



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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Hummm honestly hard to beat drs price
      The warehouse in Placentia is my prefer choice if the Drs choose to be the next pet solution
      I heard that warehouse will be shut down soon, moving to GG.......

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      My koi is going on a diet after this year.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SeaSideAquatics, LLC View Post
      I heard that warehouse will be shut down soon, moving to GG.......
      Even better a shorter commute
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      Would LiveAquaria still open for awhile?
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      I had a buddy who was feeding his koi catfood ; maybe I'll have to give him a call now. Maybe we can do a group purchase....

      Jim- I assume you explained to Petco we had a lot of members who regularly order Blackwater ?

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      It will be interesting to see if the new Dr F&S will be as aggressive on sales and promotions as the old. Plus I wonder if the number of different items offered will shrink. They have been clearing out a lot of items at low clearance prices for the past few months.

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      Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
      It will be interesting to see if the new Dr F&S will be as aggressive on sales and promotions as the old. Plus I wonder if the number of different items offered will shrink. They have been clearing out a lot of items at low clearance prices for the past few months.
      Current 15% off sale ends the 11th and the warehouse I believe closes the 16th. I am curious as to what goes out the last few days and what deals there are last minute to avoid transferring stuff they don't plan to carry at Petco.



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      I prefer the F&S brand to BW b/c it has less dust. Looks like I'll be preferring nothing now. LOL
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      Quote Originally Posted by ademink View Post
      I prefer the F&S brand to BW b/c it has less dust. Looks like I'll be preferring nothing now. LOL
      I thought you know where the warehouse @?
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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      I thought you know where the warehouse @?
      Sorry - I'm not tracking...? I'm not sure which warehouse you mean but I'm in Indianapolis. No warehouses here. lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
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      Ooooh...THAT warehouse!
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      The F&S food was very good quality and very reasonably priced. Hopefully someone will fill that niche by spring.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Spartan View Post
      The F&S food was very good quality and very reasonably priced. Hopefully someone will fill that niche by spring.
      Petco will carry F&S brand foods.



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      Quote Originally Posted by jimfish98 View Post
      I think the unfortunate aspect is many people used F&S brands or Blackwater on feeding. The price was good on F&S while the Blackwater food was a stable price that beat out everyone due to the volume they purchased, and of course sales made it better. A 40lb bag of Gold N was 140 and change and could drop down to 115 with a good sale. Other places buying less volume are selling at $180-$290 with is a pretty heafty jump. Hopefully the brands or buying power stays with Petco and the F&S site is run like normal with Petco being behind it. If not then hopefully someone else can get good volume pricing and offer stuff out.
      Wow you guys pay that much for Koi food!

      The fish species I raise it runs in the 30.00 to $40.00 range for a 50 lb. bag. I use a band from Purina Mills called Aquamax or a brand that ships to my door 40 lbs. for $50.00 from South Dakota by the name of Optimal. The Optimal is the best of the two IMHO. But the Aquamax I can get locally if I order a week head of time.
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