How to Train Koi to Eat Out of Your Hand


Koi are an ornamental carp, different from goldfish, that are very popular pond fish. They will get to know you and delight and entertain you with their antics. Koi must be fed because they will eat every plant in your pond. They might eat all your plants anyway even if you do feed them. Koi can become so tame they will eat from your hands.

Things You'll Need

  • Koi food
  • * Koi

Teaching your koi to eat from your hand.

  • Crouch down low, have food in your hand and put your hand in the water.

  • Let the food out of your hand slowly. The koi will rush to the food to eat it.

  • Do this for a few weeks and they will eat from your hand readily.?

Tips & Warnings

  • Feed koi quartered oranges for a real treat.
  • Do not forget that if koi come to your hand to eat, they will also come to the egret or heron who has come for a fresh koi dinner.

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