Tuesday, June 26, 2007

How can I get my 4 Koi and 2 goldfish to eat from my hand? -Anthony

It takes time to train a Koi to hand feed. Start by putting your hand in the water with the Koi when you put food in it. At first they will be nervous and probably won't go anywhere near you. Eventually they will get used to the presence of your hand and will eat near it.

When they are used to your hand being in the water, cup your hand and put some food in it. Lower your hand in the water and hold it near the surface. They Koi will smell the food in your hand and will be curious. Eventually they will build up the nerve to eat from it. Training your Koi to eat from your hand is one of the funnest parts of this hobby.

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