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post #1 of 15 Old 09-05-2012, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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Getting so red koi angels. What do you experienced owners feed to get max. color and health... I am feeding NLS pellets right now. Is there something better for the angels????
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post #2 of 15 Old 09-05-2012, 11:57 AM
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Depending on the size of the fish, feed a variety of foods, flake, pellets, shrimp pellets, thawed rinsed mysis, occasional brine. IME, live mosquito larva is a big big hit! Works well, along with water changes, to prompt spawning.

I would caution against the overuse of color enhancing foods; they will keep the red areas redder, but may also cause the white areas to take on a yellowy tinge if overfed. I would use them for this variety of angel, but only on occasion.



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post #3 of 15 Old 09-05-2012, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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I dont have any color enhancing food. But excited to get and want to do them right. Like I said right now I use NLS thera A. THat isn't color enchancing persay is it. Just good quality??
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post #4 of 15 Old 09-05-2012, 02:45 PM
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Is this New Life Spectrum?

It's a very good food, in my opinion.

I have to say, the tendency of people to abbreviate every brand and species makes answering questions more like doing a crossword puzzle. In the future, as a nicety to those with whom you communicate, it is okay to abbreviate if you first spell out the entire name of something. For example, you could say

"I have Bolivian Rams (hereafter referred to as 'BRs')".

Then it's okay to use BR whenever you refer to them in the rest of your post, because we are sure about what you are referring to.

See what I mean?



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post #5 of 15 Old 09-05-2012, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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yes, i seewhat you mean and good point. Yes it is new life spectrum. Thanks for the help
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post #6 of 15 Old 09-05-2012, 10:23 PM
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No: thank you! And sincerely, I wish you the best of luck with the Angels which are among my favorite fish.



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post #7 of 15 Old 09-06-2012, 09:16 AM
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I got my Koi Angelfish from a breeder. He told me that to keep the orange color vibrant to use foods with beta caratine in them. I currently use TetraColor by tetramin for flake food. I also occasionally give them some lettuce. other than that they get fed the same as any other Angelfish.

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post #8 of 15 Old 09-06-2012, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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got thme today took picture with tablet. But cant get it to post...
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post #9 of 15 Old 09-06-2012, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the tip. I got them today so hope all goes well.
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post #10 of 15 Old 09-06-2012, 06:46 PM
I used really cheap ken's cichlid food and my angels did fine and got huge. Eventually I sold them cuz they wouldn't stop spawning in my community tank =/

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