In the late spring when the warmer temperatures arrive, koi & goldfish need a boost of protein for growth since they have depleted their fat reserves over the winter. In the fall a higher protein diet is also required for pond fish to bulk up for winter. Use this feed at a minimum temperature of 68° F. You can use this feed up to four times per day. Feed between 2%-3% of the fishes' body weight per day.
The Microbe-Lift® / Legacy™ 7-Day Nutritional Feeding System
Koi will eat practically anything humans will eat. They are classified as "omnivores," which means they will eat foods which are derived from plants and animals. It is important to make sure your koi get fed a daily diet that is "well balanced." The Microbe-Lift / Legacy 7 Day Balanced Feeding System™ is prepared to provide the highest level of all required nutrients. All six nutrients are formulated into all Microbe-Lift / Koi & Goldfish Foods. There are proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water (moisture content). These nutrients provide your koi with body heat, energy, growth material and strengthen their immune system. Every koi has its own nutrient requirements due to its individual size, sex, environment and genetic make-up. Koi are ravenous feeders. They will consume a lot of food in short periods. Koi have no stomach, so while we say it is important to feed them at least twice a day, morning and evening, smaller feedings more often is the more preferred method.
Water temperature is the most important factor in determining what kind of food to feed your fish. The quantity of food required also depends on the size of the fish. The koi's "biological rate" is the rate at which the energy derived from their food is utilized (metabolic rate). It is influenced by the temperature of your pond's water.
Depending on water temperature, choose one of the three primary foods, Cold Weather Food, High Growth & Energy™ Food or Summer Staple™ and feed it three days per week (every other day). Alternate with the two supplemental foods (Fruits and Greens and Immunostimulant™, four days per week (every other day). When following the Microbe-Lift / Legacy 7 Day Balanced Feeding System™ your fish will have a totally balanced diet while achieving maximum health benefits.