Floating Pellets vs Sinking Pellets for Koi Fish
Koi is a popular ornamental fish of high-end in today's world, because of its water quality requirement is not high, feeding more miscellaneous and easy breading, therefore, it became popular among the people. However, which kind of pellets is more suitable for koi, floating pellets or sinking pellets?
Actually, different fish enthusiasts take different attitudes to the selection of fish pellets. When it comes to floating and sinking pellets, no one is co
nsidered superior to the other, your choice totally depends on fish species. As for koi, the choice of fish pellets also exists differences.
Some koi hobbyists prefer floating pellets to feed koi, because apart from bring out delicate beauty of koi on the pond surface, floating pellets cannot mess up the pond for uneaten pellets can be easily cleaned out from the surface of pond before they dissolve into harmful substances. More importantly, you can see what is happening on the pond such as the fish food, and the diseases examination. Meantime, they worry about sinking pellets remain at the bottom of pond will eventually decay, which lead to breeding of bacteria that may cause proliferation of fish disease.
Generally, koi are considered as bottom feeders. From the appearance of observation, their mouths face downwards, which naturally means sinking pellets are more suitable for their feeding since koi can easily take a gulp. From experience of many koi breeders and hobbyists, koi bulk faster if being fed with sinking food not only because their natural anatomy but also sinking pellets are more dense compare to floating pellets, that is to say, if one koi eat 10 sinking pellet, compared to another eating 10 floating pellets, the former will be absorb more protein than the latter, hence sinking pellets are conductive to the growth of koi.
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