The Do’s and Dont’s of Giving Treats to Koi

Koi are like beautiful little garbage disposals. They’ll eat anything you give em’!

But just because they’ll eat something, doesn’t mean it’s good for them. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you’re looking to treat your fish to something other than pellets.

  • Koi are omnivores so you can feed them anything from fruit, vegetables, and even worms (as long as you clean off any excess dirt)
  • The water should be 65 degrees or warmer for you to offer treats
  • Avoid white bread due to the bleached flour, and anything with a casing like corn or beans
  • Chunks of hardboiled egg are a delicious and healthy snack they love
  • Many fruits and vegetables such as melon, oranges, lettuce, and spinach are great for koi

Just keep in mind that treats are just that – a treat! While they are not meant to replace a balanced koi food, treats are a fun way to reward your swimming jewels.