Time to Order Food Again

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by JB, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. JB

    JB Guest

    Placed an order today for two ten pound bags of Sho Koi Impact from
    Western Outdoor Aquatics. Now that I took care of the snake and the
    heron seems to not be visiting since I placed a heron looking iron
    sculpture near the pond, my fish are flourishing.

    Does anyone want to start the annual debate on what's the best food to
    feed your fish thread?!? ;-)
    JB, Apr 3, 2011
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  2. JB

    ~ jan Guest

    As you know, no argument from me. :)

    I also ordered a 10 lb bag of Sho Koi, but added 3 lbs of their variety mix
    that also has immuno-support in it. Than is there is the fruits & greens, 1
    lb that the fish seemed to like, and lastly 2 lbs of Sho Gold sinking for
    the goldies inside. Had to get that order over $100 for the free shipping,
    was pretty easy to do. My order is suppose to arrive this Thursday. I have
    to say I LOVE Western Outdoor Aquatics, as they always answer their E-mail

    Anyway, I was shocked when I did my freezer inventory that I had used all
    but about 1-2 cups of food from last year! That is a first, but I now have
    the wakins in the lily pond I like to feed. I'm hoping the 3 extra pounds
    will be enough. With this late spring it may very well be.

    Also placed an order for Koizyme. Later I'll need to place an order for
    dechlor, as I'm about out of that. I get it dry.... currently it looks like
    Aquatic-Eco might have the best price. Anyone? ~ jan
    ~ jan, Apr 5, 2011
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  3. JB

    JB Guest

    Up til now I only ordered 1 10 pound bag so I had to supplement it to
    get up to free shipping. I'm guessing this year the 10 lbs will be gone
    by late August. I've got a co-worker that feeds catfish food that she
    has to buy in 50 pound bags. She likes the price but says she ends up
    having to toss a lot of it because it gets moths.

    I like my fish too much to experiment. My oldest Koi turn 14 this summer.
    JB, Apr 9, 2011
  4. JB


    I am still feeding mine freeze dried krill until the water is really warm. Ingrid

    Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
    on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago
    , Apr 11, 2011
  5. JB

    Jim Guest

    I continue to be the bad guy. Shhhhhh.... I use pond fish
    food...catfish and trout food. Have done so for almost 15 years. I
    am sure they have fatty livers or something and that they may not live
    their full century. If, however, they get to 50 years, I will be
    100+. Cost issue: My fance koi and goldies cost $3.95 and $0.75 @.
    Have lost only 1 koi in 15 yrs. Catfish food is now up to a whopping
    $13.45 per 50 pound sack...lasts a season. Just can't bring myself to
    fork out the green for better foods. I know...bad fish keeper. Too
    much scot in my blood.

    Jim (Phyllis does not choose food)
    Jim, Apr 12, 2011
  6. JB

    ~ jan Guest

    If I went thru 50 lbs in a season I'd have to find a cheaper alternative.
    As is, I can baby them a little bit, with the hope it improves their immune
    system. ~ jan
    ~ jan, Apr 13, 2011
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