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I make sure my koi get some koi clay also .plus it helps buffer the water
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.Kitty litter is the same but it can have contain some cast offs from production and may not be pure or clean .
 
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don't feel bad, my fish are the same way... they dislike fruit.

I think the bigger the fish is the more likely they will explore other food. The younger fish are like children.... they refuse to eat their greens and fruits.
I've heard Koi are like 2 year olds, if you try to feed them something that's good for them, it's full power to the force fields! It may take several rejections before they decide they can't live without it.
 
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I've heard Koi are like 2 year olds, if you try to feed them something that's good for them, it's full power to the force fields! It may take several rejections before they decide they can't live without it.

Oh yes that is so true ours have a soft spot for Large Oranges , Raw King Prawn and much much more [tested out on them over the last 30 years now] uniquely on ourselves first from time to time :LOL:-
Please feel free to copy this list and try things yourselves next summer

https://www.gardenpondforum.com/articles/alternate-foods-for-koi-and-goldfish.4/

Dave
 
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We feed watermelon and oranges in wedges with the rind on. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries for them to get into it. We put in six wedges and eventually they go nuts for them. We call it koi hockey because they attack the fruit in teams and eventually drive some into the skimmer. Goal!
 
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Would be great if natural ways were listed to feed them these vitamins ,yes one is citrus and fruits , may b spinach , what else ?
 
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Cabbage, they like green or red leafy vegetables and cabbage has choline vitamin C and vitamin K, thiamin (vitamin B1), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5).
 

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I buy the OSI treats for my koi in orange strawberry and blueberry .They love them and use just tetra food .Plus mine love fresh fruit .
years ago when fishing outside here in Canada, my hubby always told me that fish love eating berries that fall into creek and that was good spot to fish, under berry bushes! I noticed my koi eat the rotten crab apples and all the little choke cherries that fall into ponds during the year as well...
 

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