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Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: trumps » Wed Mar 20, 2013 20:40

Hi all,

I was on Facebook earlier and was reading a post on one of the many cichlid pages :roll:

It was basically asking if anyone has fed their malawis koi pond pellets :O and someone replied saying yes :O and that he knew someone who has been breeding malawis for 30 years also feeding it :idontgetit he then went on to say that he is going to start feeding it as it is a lower percentage of protein and that carp eat quite a bit of algae matter!

Just wandering if anyone else has ever known/heard of this?

Oh yeah and I forgot to add that the guy was going to buy and feed them this as it was cheaper and that he can buy it from the range :O
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Re: Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: BLUNDZ » Wed Mar 20, 2013 20:44

What a bunch of cheap skates :roll:

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Re: Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: leakystan » Wed Mar 20, 2013 21:05

colin used to stock a pond pellet that i fed my fish on, 15ish quid for about 2-3 litres of the stuff, no idea what it was called or if indeed they still stock it but when you looked at something like sera granugreen ingredients compared to these the pond pellet was far superior, how many times do we say by the pond version it last longer etc don't dismmiss the idea just for the sake of buying a branded name ooo it must be good its made by..........., king british do a cichlid flake n its about the worst thing you could possibly feed you fish
mind that 3ft wall keith its hard to see over the top when you are my height.

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Re: Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: trumps » Wed Mar 20, 2013 22:13

leakystan wrote:colin used to stock a pond pellet that i fed my fish on, 15ish quid for about 2-3 litres of the stuff, no idea what it was called or if indeed they still stock it but when you looked at something like sera granugreen ingredients compared to these the pond pellet was far superior, how many times do we say by the pond version it last longer etc don't dismmiss the idea just for the sake of buying a branded name ooo it must be good its made by..........., king british do a cichlid flake n its about the worst thing you could possibly feed you fish



Really well I never knew you could feed them that! Did you feed as an occasional or main diet Ian?
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Re: Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: leakystan » Wed Mar 20, 2013 22:25

main diet lee, it was a bit mushy when it came into contact with the water, had no bloaty problems feeding it, im there friday lee see if i can track some down
mind that 3ft wall keith its hard to see over the top when you are my height.

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Re: Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: Ray » Wed Mar 20, 2013 22:28

am i right in thinking that pond food has quite a low protien level
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Re: Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: leakystan » Wed Mar 20, 2013 22:42

and a lot fat content as well ray think the protein was as low as 25% n it wasn't the bad type either lol dont ask ive forgotten the rest was veggie matter
mind that 3ft wall keith its hard to see over the top when you are my height.

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Re: Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: BLUNDZ » Wed Mar 20, 2013 23:06

Would it stay fresh enough for long enough? I think i still feed to much as it is :lmao:

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Re: Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: trumps » Wed Mar 20, 2013 23:20

BLUNDZ wrote:Would it stay fresh enough for long enough? I think i still feed to much as it is :lmao:



Good question Neil, I think we are all probably a little guilty of over feeding sometime or another :roll: :good:
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Re: Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: Nads » Thu Mar 21, 2013 14:04

It all depends on the pellet. We feed four or five different koi pellet types (to our koi) throuought the year depending on season, some are low in protein some are not. You need to check the contents!
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Re: Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: trumps » Thu Mar 21, 2013 18:02

What sort of size are these pellets and do they come I various sizes?

Do you think would be safe to feed?
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Re: Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: Nads » Thu Mar 21, 2013 19:23

Just been speaking to OH on this (who has investigated koi pellets a lot due to our koi collection and needing to feed them the correct diet). You really need to check the ingredients as some will contain meat protein and all will contain some form of animal protein. It is just a question of what type and how much.

Why contemplating using it? I currently have 150kg of koi pellets in the shed, and would not dream of feeding them to the cichlids!
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Re: Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: trumps » Thu Mar 21, 2013 19:45

I was just curious :good:
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Re: Koi pond pellets

PostAuthor: Chrisc » Thu Mar 21, 2013 21:29

I have been told this a few times and a few people recommended it. But I would never put something in my fish that you just don't know what it is. I would rather pay the extra than chance losing a fish
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