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    Thread: Is it possible to overfeed koi?

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      Is it possible to overfeed koi?

      If you know that your biofilter can handle it, is it possible to overfeed koi? Or do they know when to stop? Thanks.
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      I remembered tha folks always warn about feeding aquarium fish too much because they will die. What happens is the water parameters go to pot. It's not the overeating, it's the waste in the water that kills the fish.

      If you have a capable filter, the worst thing that happens is the fish dont absorb food well and food is wasted.

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      Yes you can and most people do over feed their koi. Even if your filter system is large and efficent enought to handle over feeding koi will easily consume way more processed koi food than is healthy for them. The same health problems develop in over feeding koi and over feeding any other animal.

      If everyone cut the amount they fed their koi by 50% (as a place to start) they would be doing them a big favor.
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      In aquariums healthy fish are hungry fish. Keeping tropical fish fed but always hungry is the best and it is how there ancestors evolved. As for Koi well I doubt the original Koi ancesroty has much to do with the current breed of human enhanced koi.

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      Agree with Ray. I would also divide that reduced amount and give it to them in 2-3 feedings a day.
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      The moment the koi start spitting out their food and chobbling it over and over, is time to stop. When their tums are full, food is wasted and going to pollute the water

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      When they are overfed, they don't process the food as efficiently, and it just passes through.
      So they get "grass bellies" - big droopy bottom lines that are not healthy and not attractive, either.
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      Thanks for that link Cindy and everyone else! Guess I should be careful about how much I feed them... Thanks again.
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