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Color Enhancers in Koi Feeds
Shrimp, is all that distinguishes these two Flamingo. After a period of time in captivity eating fish, they lose their red color. Fed shrimp, the color returns.

Koi Feeding - Color Enhancers

Are there color enhancers in the diet?

Look for terms like Spirulina, Bio-Red, BetaCarotene, Canthaxanthin, Marigold petals, Xanthins, Shrimp Oil, Synthetic and Non Synthetic Carotenoids, Color Enhancers...On the label.

Generally, the shrimp oil is the most expensive. It performs as well or better than the synthetic carotenoids but either is acceptable.

Spirulina cannot push color unless the fish are exposed to sunlight. None of these color enhancers are hazardous to fish but can make a fish with a yellow head YELLOWER and so they say: a fish with a tendency towards pink, pinker.

No color enhancer can replace the irrefutable contribution of genetics and sunlight to color. 




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