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Monday, February 21, 2011

Koi Eating Water Lilies

My Koi tends to eat my leaves on the water lilies, is this a normal behavior? - Carolyn

Koi are omnivorous, they eat both plants and small aquatic animals.  Unfortunately, they find water lilies very palatable and will devour them without remorse.  The best way to prevent the Koi fish from decimating your water lilies is to cordon off an area of the pond for the plants.  You can also build a separate pond for your water lilies if you have both the room and the budget for it.

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