Are you crushing up your food to feed to your Koi fry? Do you know the impacts this will have?
Feeding your fry crushed up food (even “high protein” diets), can have a detrimental impact on the growth of your Koi fry. Most commonly used feeds on the market contain around 33-40% protein, however, this is inadequate for the needs of developing fry, regularly leading to bent spines, tails, curled out gill covers and incorrectly developed fins.
Our fry food, which we use each year to raise over 500,000 fry, contains 56% protein. Not only does this specific fry food have a higher protein content, it also has higher vitamin and mineral levels to aid the fry in bone development.
To avoid any development issues, a high-quality fry food is a must! We advise feeding this diet until the fish are at least 2” inches. Even after this stage, a high-quality diet of at least 40% protein is still required to ensure the best growth and development from your fish.
Crude protein 56%, Crude Fat 15%, Crude Fibre 0.2%, Crude Ash 11%, Phosphorus 1.87%, Calcium 2.7%, Sodium 0.7%. Composition: Fish meal, wheat gluten, wheat flour, fish oil, lecithin, monocalcium phosphate, yeast derived product. Vitamins: Vitamin A – 14,000 IU/kg, Vitamin C (stable) - 350 mg/kg, Vitamin E – 280 mg/kg, Vitamin D3 – 1,304 IU/kg. Trace elements: E1 Iron – 93 mg/kg, 3b202 Iodine – 7.7 mg/kg, E4 Copper – 7.0 mg/kg, E5 Manganese – 31 mg/kg, 3b606 Zinc – 62 mg/kg. Extruded complete feed for fish. Store cool and dry, do not over feed. Remove any uneaten food remaining on the pond after 5 minutes.