Koi are omnivorous, so they can eat a variety of things, including fruit. Fruit is a good thing to feed your Koi because it provides a fresh source of vitamins and minerals. It is also entertaining to watch your Koi swarm around the fruit and try to eat it. Be sure to wash the fruit very good before you put it into a pond, there could be pesticides or chemicals on the skin. Here are the three best fruits to feed your Koi:
Oranges are a great source of Vitamin C. Oranges can be halved or quartered, and then put directly into the pond. Koi will swim behind the orange as a group so that they can each get a nibble of the pulp. Koi will eat everything except for the skin, this must later be removed from the pond.
Lemons are also a good source of Vitamin C. They can be halved or quartered, and then put directly into the pond. Koi will eat everything except for the skin, this must later be removed from the pond.
Watermelon is a good fruit to feed Koi too. It should be cut into 2 – 3 inch pieces so that it can easily be eaten. Try to remove most, if not all, seeds, for they are not very easily digested and are going to be hard to clean out of your pond.
Feeding your Koi fresh fruit is very good for them. Vitamins and minerals in manufactured Koi food tend to break down after a couple of months. Feeding your Koi fresh fruit is a great guarantee that they are getting all of their nutrients.
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