Following the Correct Feeding Procedure
1Feed in small amounts.Calculating the amount of food to feed your koi is the most accurate way to determine how much food to provide, but you should also pay attention each time you feed your koi. Feed your koi small amounts at least twice a day.
- You want your koi to be able to eat all of the food you give them in a short amount of time (less than five minutes).
- Overfeeding koi can cause serious health problems like severe negative impacts on the liver and other internal functions.
- Pre-portion your fish food to keep from overfeeding.
2Choose a “feeding station.” Establish a “feeding station” that you use each time you feed your fish. Ideally, it should be located near the edge of the water where you can keep an eye on how much they are eating and can check them for disease.
3Let the koi see you.In order to create a bond with your koi, they need to see you feeding them. Staying at the water’s edge while your koi eat lets them know you are the food provider and that you won’t hurt them.
- This will help you increase the bond between you and your fish.
- Once you have established a strong bond, you can work on hand-feeding your koi.