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Koi do eat their own eggs, and this study explains a bit more about why some fish have developed this behavior.  Read the article by clicking on the picture or title...

While we've looked at this issue before, those were high-end Koi foods, not used by the average club member.  This little chart was developed by Sue Boydstun to help her club members start to look at the ingredients found in common Koi foods, so they can start reading labels in order to tell the good foods from the bad foods.  We know that corn is a poor ingredient for Koi food, cause it cause poor body shape and excess hard body fat that can actually end up killing the Koi.  Fish meal is an ideal first ingredient.  See the list of ingredients in order for several Koi foods by clicking on the picture or title...

Ah - the dreaded yellowish looking head...  One of our K.O.I. nutrition students recently asked why some Koi have yellowish skin, rather than pure white.  Here are some of my thoughts about yellowish skin...

This article is by Rosimeri Tran, one of our CKK Scholarship Students in 2014.  Congrats Rosimeri, and THANKS! for such a great article!

I don't often wax philosophical about my own Koi.  Over the years, I've kept Koi in a variety of ponds and even in a Show Tank in the basement for 3 years.  While my observations are not scientific, I do have 30 years of observational experience, and I tried a new Koi food this year with startling results!  I wanted to pass my musings along to you, FWIW...

   

 

        One of my old Show Koi.  She was my favorite!

 

 

 

 

This information was first posted in our "Just for FUN" area.

This information was first introudced in our "Question of the week."

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