Thrive Koi Clay contains the ideal balance of Calcium, Magnesium and trace minerals for Koi and fish health. Thrive Koi Pond Clay should be used all year long; although some only use it in the summer to combat algae problems.
Thrive Koi Clay is possibly the best food supplement for Koi and pond health from mother earth. These minerals are the vital element source of nutrients that easily dissolve in water and are absorbed by fish through body, gill, and digestion.
Adequate doses of Thrive Koi Clay in the fish’s diet helps our fish to live healthier and longer, improves their skin quality, adds gloss to their colors, aids in scale development and helps them develop to their full potential.
Calcium Bentonite / Montmorillonite Clay
Thrive Koi Clay contains a balance of minerals in their natural colloidal form, making them easily assimilated. The minerals present in Thrive Koi Clay enhance the production of enzymes in all living organisms, improve water quality, and removes toxins from the pond water.
How Thrive Koi Clay Works:
Thrive Koi Clay removes toxins. Calcium Bentonite / Montmorillonite Clay has an extensive surface area which allows it to attract, and then absorb, toxins such as heavy metals, free radicals, and pesticides.
How Thrive Koi Clay Helps Our Fish:
The curative properties of clay are founded in its special physical characteristics, above all in the distribution of its minute particles. Individual clay particles are smaller than many bacteria.
If infected mucous membranes are more or less flooded with clay, the bacteria are completely surrounded by clay particles and are thus separated from their source of nourishment and become imbedded in the inorganic material. Growth and the survivability of the bacteria are thus halted almost instantaneously, and from this is explained the strikingly speedy abatement of the symptoms of infection and/or symptoms of poisoning in acute infectious diseases of the alimentary canal.
Microbe-Lift PL creates a healthy environment in your pond or lagoon and promotes faster fish growth. It improves dissolved oxygen and reduces hydrogen sulfide odors.
Microbe-Lift PL provides sustained biological activity in water temperatures even under 55 degrees. It helps to reduce ammonia and nitrogen levels and reduces animal waste buildup.
Odor-Free and Safe
PL will seed and maintain biological filters and will improve dissolved oxygen levels. It digests organic sludge, reduces unpleasant odors and breaks down both dead algae and uneaten fish food. 100% safe for humans, plants and wildlife.
Microbe-Lift PL should be used in conjunction with other Microbe-Lift products in ponds with especially difficult water quality problems, or if an extremely high level of water clarity and cleanliness is required.
PL is effective even: if your pH is high or low with or without sunlight if alkalinity is high or low if oxygen level is high or low Microbe-Lift PL is an extremely useful, versatile product and is sometimes used as a stand-alone maintenance solution for general pond health and water clarity.
Microbe-Lift/PL Helps To Do The Following:
- Helps reduce Ammonia and Nitrogen levels
- Helps ponds to clear naturally
- This bacteria is active even in water temperatures under 55° F
- Breaks down organic sludge and slime
- Seeds and maintains biological filters
- Creates a healthy environment for your pond, promoting faster fish growth
Choose the right Koi food
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Choosing the right food for your Koi is one on the most important decisions you must make. Pond Pets USA is committed to offering a wide selection of medicated, colour enhancing, growth stimulating and sustaining foods.
The feeding pattern, and thus the growth rate, of Koi depends on many factors, such as water temperature, water quality, stocking density and genetic background Koi feed most actively at temperatures in excess of 15c(59F), thus sexually immature fish can grow rapidly during the summer months when the temperature is warmer.
Once Koi are mature, their growth rate slows considerably; in sexually mature fish, most of the food eaten is utilized in producing eggs or sperm in preparation for breeding. However, unlike many other vertebrates, fish continue to grow throughout their lives and it is easy for pampered Koi to reproduce and continue to grow because of their artificially high feeding rates.
The cycle of rapid growth in summer and retarded growth in winter produces rings on the fish’s scales (much like the growth rings of a tree) and a Koi’s age can be determined by counting these rings. Some Koi-keepers, however, who heat their pools in the winter, continue to feed their Koi throughout the year. If a Koi has continued to feed during winter its rings will not be clearly defined and it will therefore be difficult to age.
|Feeding Quantity||Food Type|
|less than 10||Do not feed Koi||Temps. at 10° C of more than one month may require supplemental feedings of low protein high carbohydrate.|
|10-13||2-3 times a week
(if Koi are hungry)
|High carbohydrate, low protein, laxative type foods.
Wheat germ, squash, lettuce & brown bread.
|13-15||4-5 times per week
(if Koi are hungry)
|Add low protein (25%) pellets along with vegetables.
Increase quantities gradually as temp. increases.
|15||Once per day six days a week||Low protein (25%) pellets along with high carbohydrate vegetables and fruit.|
|15-18||Once or twice per day everyday||Gradually increase protein in pellets (35%) and quantity of pellets. Vary diet with vegetables and fruits.|
|18-22||Once or twice per day||Bulk of diet should be 35% protein pellets.
Add fruits, vegetables and plankton for variety.
|22-26||3-4 times a day||High protein pellets (35% to 40%) with color enhancers. Add plankton, vegetables, fruits and shrimp.|