Joseph Delsordo is an American living in Taiwan. During a vacation with his wife in Kending he came across this bizarre sight – two black swans helping to feed some koi fish. He told Storyful it happened at the Swan Lake Resort.

About Koi Fish

Koi are an omnivorous fish, and will eat a wide variety of foods, including peas, lettuce, and watermelon. Koi food is designed not only to be nutritionally balanced, but also to float so as to encourage them to come to the surface. When they are eating, it is possible to check koi for parasites and ulcers. Koi will recognize the persons feeding them and gather around them at feeding times.

They can be trained to take food from one's hand. In the winter, their digestive systems slow nearly to a halt, and they eat very little, perhaps no more than nibbles of algae from the bottom.

Feeding is not recommended when the water temperature drops below 10 °C (50 °F). Care should be taken by hobbyists that proper oxygenation and off-gassing occurs over the winter months in small water ponds, so they do not perish. Their appetites will not come back until the water becomes warm in the spring.

There are reports of kois that have achieved ages of 100–200 years.[13] One famous scarlet koi, named "Hanako," was owned by several individuals, the last of whom was Dr. Komei Koshihara. In July 1974, a study of the growth rings of one of the koi's scales reported that Hanako was 225 years old. The greatest authoritatively accepted age for the species is little more than 50 years.


Responses to "Black Swans Feed Koi Fish in Taiwan (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Animals have always amazed me when they help each other. But who would ever have thought that swans would feed fish??? Amazing...

  2. Anonymous says:

    how lovley says val

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