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Medicated koi food is indicated when the fish are too small for injection, or they are too numerous for injection. In some cases, the fish are also receiving injections, and an additional source of anti-microbial activity is desired. These are some reasons medicated koi foods are chosen.
Not to mention that giving medicated koi foods is simple as can be. Many people prefer medicated foods because they find it effective and simple. The only problem has been that the sickest fish will not usually eat, so we see that medicated koi foods are helpful only in fish which can be tempted to try it.
Medicated koi foods made with top dressing technology are the least effective. The reasons include that the antibiotics are on the surface of the food in an oil mix. Oil and water do not mix so you'll see the oil with the antibiotics coming off and floating across the water's surface away from the fish. What a bummer.
Medicated koi foods with the antibiotics milled in are ideal. They can float or sink, and the anti-microbial activity remains in the food until it is eaten.
When your koi are sick with a bacterial infection, or weak and stressed from their long winter fast, it is very important that an antibiotic be administered. Antibiotics can be given by injection, baths or medicated koi foods.
The best treatment for serious cases of bacterial infections is an injection given along with feeding good high quality medicated koi food for two weeks.
UPDATE: Ulcer Aid Rx™ has really changed everything as it replaces injections for those whom are afraid to give them.
Weak or stressed koi that have fasted all winter will be benefited by just feeding a good medicated koi food for 10 to 14 days. This is true even if they do not have sores or red areas on their bodies. You have to remember that they are under stress and because of the winter time, they are more susceptible to infection. Giving an antibiotic in the food is harmless to the fish and may stave off unexpected problems.
What makes a good, high quality medicated koi food? Of course a good combination of antibiotics is very important. Combinations of antibiotics are beneficial because you can't be sure that one antibiotic is tailor-made for the particular bacterial invader which might be working on the fish. More choices increases your chances of using one which will eliminate the pathogen.
But, in order for those antibiotics to work, your sick and stressed fish must EAT them. As we all know, most sick fish lay on the bottom, and will not surface to eat. That's why the ingredients that make up a good medicated koi food is so important. The food should slowly sink to the bottom and as much as possible, it must be very attractive to your sick koi.
The high cost of the four powerful antibiotics and the high quality ingredients makes Medi-KoiTM a more expensive antibiotic koi food than the traditionally accepted and available Romet 30. One of the problems we're seeing with Romet over the last few years, and there are those of you who know this acutely, is that it's a large pellet, and it's only got one drug in it. Many fish have proceeded to die without benefit from Romet as bacterial resistance has developed. Sadly, and to further complicate the matter, there are dealers and manufacturers who are repackaging the GoldKist® Romet medicated food, doubling the price and marketing it as something else, or something more effective. I wish this would stop.
Medi-KoiTM is milled on an as needed basis in lots of under one thousand pounds to ensure freshness. This raises the price compared to non medicated foods, BUT, it also makes Medi-KoiTM the most effective medicated food on the market.
"Medi-KoiTM combines the benefits of a sinking pellet of strategic placement in front of sick fish, and it attracts fish which won't take other foods. If you want to 'Retail' Medi-KoiTM, that's as simple as clicking on Dealers Info. I am not a part of http://www.aquameds.com and am not receiving any special consideration for, nor remuneration from Aqua-Meds."
DO NOT FEED Medi-Koi TO FISH INTENDED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
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