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Koi Nutrition Demystified

Koi Nutrition Demystified

Protein, Protein, Protein… Every time I hear a hobbyist talking about koi food, I hear “that food has too much protein… doesn’t it?” Or, “I heard the protein content should be this…” It is time to set the rumors to rest and understand a what a healthy koi diet should look like.   Nutritional Chart Koi Diet Protein Fat Carb Fiber Fry 50-55% 5-10% < 10% < 10% 1-3 year old 35-45% 5-10% < 10% < 10% 3+ 25-30% 5-10% < 10% < 10%   Crude Protein. When dealing with koi food, most companies list “Minimum Crude Protein” and very...

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Why We Switched to Nijikawa! - The Koi Store

Why We Switched to Nijikawa! - The Koi Store

Why we switched to Nijikawa… We switched to Nijikawa because we researched other products on the market. We found that Nijikawa is a superior product. Nijikawa feed has a balanced protein to energy ratio to match the biological requirements of koi. Also, prebiosals and probiotics help improve feed intake which reduces feed amount. This reduces waste and preserves water quality. After discussing the Nijikawa feed with our Japanese breeders, it was a no brainer to switch! Key attributes Non-GMO. Nijikawa avoids controversial GMO protein sources such as corn gluten meal and soybean protein concentrate. This means that the protein is...

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Why Install a Heater On Your Koi Pond?

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Why Install a Heater On Your Koi Pond?

Keep your koi healthy year-round by controlling water temperature with a heater. Fluctuations in water temperature can cause a decline in koi health. With a heater on your pond: Water temperature will not fluctuate (the heater will keep temp +/- 2 degrees of set point Koi can be healthy at many temperatures (40-95F), but swings in temperature stress them Koi will be stronger in early spring Spring is the worst for temperature swings Koi are weakest coming out of winter Reduced early spring koi disease and/or deaths Biological Filter can remain active all year Quicker start time for biological filter...

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Necropsy of a 26 inch Aka Matsuba

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Necropsy of a 26 inch Aka Matsuba

Introduction This Aka Matsuba died with no warning. All other fish in the pond appeared healthy. There were no external lesions or evidence of trauma. We performed a parasitology scan. We ran a mineral analysis of the pond water. This analysis returns concentrations of 16 trace elements, including heavy metals, with resolution in parts per million (ppm). It also returns acidity and hardness.  Our client requested necropsy and histopathology to determine cause of death. A necropsy is an autopsy on an animal. The histopathology looks for abnormalities in tissues. It is important that the tissues have not been frozen. Freezing destroys...

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Welcome to Our New and Improved Website!

Welcome to Our New and Improved Website! I am extremely excited to announce the launch of our new website. It is designed to make your experience more streamline and enjoyable. As always our slogan has been, "Our goal is to make your experience in this hobby one of joy and great success." I am certain that our new website will help do exactly that.   It will be easier to browse and purchase fish. The website will load quickly and works on computers, tablets, and phones! You will now be able to make purchases directly on Facebook. This website has been designed...

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