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    Thread: Koi Food and pellet size for tosai?

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      Koi Food and pellet size for tosai?

      I have been feeding blackwater max growth koi food to my adult koi for about 4-5 years. I accidentally got some babies and also purchased some tosai so going to put them in my large natural pond and grow them up. I was going to use the Blackwater Max Growth Food again but it is 4.8mm size. I think this might be a bit big for these small tosai? I guess they could nibble on them until they are soft enough to break?

      Anyways, considering changing food all together. What are you guys using and what are you paying for it? The Blackwater usually goes on sale and I get it for $100 for 40 pounds.

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      You can always put some Koi food pellets in a zip-loc bag and crush up with hammer and/or buy some Hikari Cichlid mini pellet food.

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      That is a good idea I could do that. I may just order my normal blackwater koi food then unless someone has another suggestion on food.

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      I've pre-soaked the pellets for awhile in water (or sometimes they like orange juice) to soften
      them up before feeding. The only thing about crushing them is if they're floating pellets the don't
      seem to float anymore which is not always a bad thing either.
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      I've pre-soaked the pellets for awhile in water (or sometimes they like orange juice) to soften
      them up before feeding. The only thing about crushing them is if they're floating pellets the don't
      seem to float anymore which is not always a bad thing either.
      Agree that it becomes sinking food, but I am not positive because much of the crumbs are too small and my fry just cannot catch them.
      Last edited by SimonW; 3 Days Ago at 05:09 PM.

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