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#534382 04/26/2021 1:07 AM
by tim k
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I ordered 3 bags of their feed - Optimal Junior - says it has various sizes of pellets for smaller to larger blue gill. When I feed it I watch after it hits the water - half of it sinks to the bottom immediately - other half floats. Looks to me like half of what I am feeding ends up on the bottom of the pond not to be eaten? Am I missing something?
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#534409 Apr 26th a 09:19 PM
by optimalfishfood
I personally am not a big fan of floating feeds....but understand the necessity of it for managing feeding rates in ponds. The goal is to get the junior to mostly float. I've noticed that the type of wheat i use (and when its harvested) has a pretty major impact on how well the feed expands and floats. As i make larger batch sizes, it should minimize that variability and be more consistent. Making feeds is more like pottery than running a microwave, so consistency between small batches can be tricky both for incoming ingredients and final pellets.

The goal is to target ~15% sinking for the standard junior line. I get a pretty mixed response for what people prefer. I have made some 100% sinkers for some big customers with bird problems so if the demand is there i know we can do it!

As always if there are any concerns or feed issues, so not hesitate to reach out!

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#534424 Apr 27th a 12:09 PM
I'd love it if this forum could put enough interest out there to make it worth it for Optimal to run a batch of sinking feed. Much healthier for the fish and I believe I have a way to extend feeding hours with it.
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