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Old May 4th 04, 12:14 AM
Michael Shaffer
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Is there any way to get teh fish to come to the surface while feeding
them? The thing is I'm not sure if he's eating the food since I've only
seen him one time while I was feeding him.
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Old May 4th 04, 12:35 AM
Gale Pearce
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Default Koi feeding question

This comes with time and patience - after he or they get used to seeing you
by the side of the pond when they are getting fed, the more friendly the
fish become - eventually they will come like a herd of buffalo towards you
or others across the surface whenever they see you standing there
Gale :~)
Is there any way to get teh fish to come to the surface while feeding
them? The thing is I'm not sure if he's eating the food since I've only
seen him one time while I was feeding him.



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Old May 4th 04, 12:35 AM
Gale Pearce
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Default Koi feeding question

This comes with time and patience - after he or they get used to seeing you
by the side of the pond when they are getting fed, the more friendly the
fish become - eventually they will come like a herd of buffalo towards you
or others across the surface whenever they see you standing there
Gale :~)
Is there any way to get teh fish to come to the surface while feeding
them? The thing is I'm not sure if he's eating the food since I've only
seen him one time while I was feeding him.



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Old May 4th 04, 01:22 AM
RichToyBox
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Use only a floating food. Put only a little bit of food in until the pond
pigs start acting like pigs and going for it before it hits the water. If
you put your hand in the water near the food, they will learn to eat from
your hand. If they are finding plenty of insects, snails, and other
critters in the pond, they really don't need or want the store bought stuff,
and it is hard to get them up in that case.
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Is there any way to get teh fish to come to the surface while feeding
them? The thing is I'm not sure if he's eating the food since I've only
seen him one time while I was feeding him.



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Old May 4th 04, 01:22 AM
RichToyBox
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Default Koi feeding question

Use only a floating food. Put only a little bit of food in until the pond
pigs start acting like pigs and going for it before it hits the water. If
you put your hand in the water near the food, they will learn to eat from
your hand. If they are finding plenty of insects, snails, and other
critters in the pond, they really don't need or want the store bought stuff,
and it is hard to get them up in that case.
--
RichToyBox
http://www.geocities.com/richtoybox/pondintro.html
"Michael Shaffer" wrote in message
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Is there any way to get teh fish to come to the surface while feeding
them? The thing is I'm not sure if he's eating the food since I've only
seen him one time while I was feeding him.



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Old May 4th 04, 08:16 PM
Ann in Houston
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Default Koi feeding question

Are you using floating food? How long have you been trying to get him to
the surface? Do the other fish come up to feed? That often induces shy
fish to come up.


"Michael Shaffer" wrote in message
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Is there any way to get teh fish to come to the surface while feeding
them? The thing is I'm not sure if he's eating the food since I've only
seen him one time while I was feeding him.



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Old May 4th 04, 08:16 PM
Ann in Houston
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Default Koi feeding question

Are you using floating food? How long have you been trying to get him to
the surface? Do the other fish come up to feed? That often induces shy
fish to come up.


"Michael Shaffer" wrote in message
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Is there any way to get teh fish to come to the surface while feeding
them? The thing is I'm not sure if he's eating the food since I've only
seen him one time while I was feeding him.



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Old May 5th 04, 02:48 PM
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only one fish? a single piece of food with several fish and competition gets em
going after it. Ingrid


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Is there any way to get teh fish to come to the surface while feeding
them? The thing is I'm not sure if he's eating the food since I've only
seen him one time while I was feeding him.





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Old May 5th 04, 02:48 PM
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only one fish? a single piece of food with several fish and competition gets em
going after it. Ingrid


"Michael Shaffer" wrote in message
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Is there any way to get teh fish to come to the surface while feeding
them? The thing is I'm not sure if he's eating the food since I've only
seen him one time while I was feeding him.





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
List Manager: Puregold Goldfish List
http://puregold.aquaria.net/
www.drsolo.com
Solve the problem, dont waste energy finding who's to blame
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Unfortunately, I receive no money, gifts, discounts or other
compensation for all the damn work I do, nor for any of the
endorsements or recommendations I make.
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Old May 6th 04, 12:55 AM
Snooze
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Default Koi feeding question

It also helps if you lower the water level until they are at the surface.

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only one fish? a single piece of food with several fish and competition

gets em
going after it. Ingrid


"Michael Shaffer" wrote in message
news:2nAlc.23044$Z%[email protected]
Is there any way to get teh fish to come to the surface while feeding
them? The thing is I'm not sure if he's eating the food since I've only
seen him one time while I was feeding him.





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
List Manager: Puregold Goldfish List
http://puregold.aquaria.net/
www.drsolo.com
Solve the problem, dont waste energy finding who's to blame
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Unfortunately, I receive no money, gifts, discounts or other
compensation for all the damn work I do, nor for any of the
endorsements or recommendations I make.



 




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