Saki Hikari Growth Experiment
The Hikari Koi Food Experiment:
This experiment was conducted by a customer of ours, a hobbyist, who used his recent spawning of Chagoi for his son's school science project experiment.
The idea was to take some babies from the spawning and to grow them in differing conditions to establish the effects these would have on Koi growth and development.
Two 2m porta ponds were set up and 14 baby Chagoi were randomly selected for each pond. 7 fish in each pond were selected as being 'genetically superior' and 7 as 'genetically inferior' - based on the size of the fish at the time of selection. In other words the genetically superior Koi were fish that were substantially larger already than their smaller siblings.
Pond 1 was heated to 25C and fed 5 times daily with Saki Hikari Growth diet. These are the results:
Pond 2 was left at ambient, around 15C on average and fed once a day with Hikari Economy. These are the results: