Laguna Koi Ponds

(949) 494-5107

Library Hand-Feeding Koi

Laguna Koi Ponds
20452 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA. 92651
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-5 Sun 10-5
949-494-5107
Pond Calculator App for Android

Hand-Feeding Koi

Koi are very sociable and love a crowd of friends. They are less shy when they are in a large group. Your Koi will eat from your hand if you have the patience to earn their friendship.

Feed them in the same place every time. Drop a small handful of pellets and stay there observe. The bravest or hungriest will start to eat and the rest will follow. They must see you when they eat. Don not walk away from the pond before they start to eat. If you walk away, the Koi will think that the food falls from the sky and you are a predator. Withhold food for a day if they will not eat in front of you.

Gradually, the Koi will equate you with food. Tease them closer with small sprinklings of food. Put your hands in the water while they eat. The Koi will perceive that food comes from your hand. Start with just a few pellets. The bravest Koi will soon be nudging your hand. It is only a matter of time and their friendship will be yours. Soon all of your fish will swim, jumping and splashing toward you every time you walk by the pond. You can tickle their chins and pet their heads.