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When and how much to feed?

Temperature is a crucial factor in properly feeding your Koi.

Below is a guide to the appropriate water temperature, quantities and number of times you should feed your fish:

 

82°F & above:

    * Feed once daily

72°F - 82°F :

    * Feed in small, frequent quantities.  Total amount of food feed should be no more than 3% of total body weight.  Temperature is a crucial factor in properly feeding your Koi.  Use larger quantities of Growth Formula to maximize growth and conformation

65°F - 72°F :

    * Feed twice daily. Use larger quantities of Premium Food mixed with smaller quantities of Growth Formula to maximize growth and conformation

55°F - 65°F :

    * Feed once daily. Use a smaller quantity of Premium Food.

50°F - 55°F :

    * Feed Premium Food or Cheerios no more than twice weekly

50°F & below :

    * Stop Feeding

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    * When koi do not eat willingly, refrain from feeding.

    * It is recommended to feed your fish during the hours between daybreak and nightfall or when pond temperature is steady and at its peak.

    * If your fish have healthy appetites, the recommended amount of food at 69°F to 85°F is 2.5 percent to 3 percent of your Koi's body weight per day. This amount should be consumed within 2 to 4 feeding periods daily.

    * Koi food unconsumed within 5 minutes of feeding is recommended to be netted out of the pond.

    * It is recommended that the optimum koi pond conditions be achieved to increase koi appetite.

    * It is advised that stored koi food remain dry in package.  Please ensure that one's hand, or scooping cup remain dry when taking food from storage container.