Koi Nutrition

Feeding to enhance Koi color

Koi are highly valued for their color and certain additives can be included in the diet to maintain and enhance the fish's natural coloration. Carotene affects the red pigmentation, but if used at too high a concentration, even the white pigment on the Koi will turn pink. Spirulina platensis also enhances and fixes the red pigment, but does...

Nutritional Requirements of Koi

The type of food you give your Koi and the quantity you offer them will vary according to their size. The majority of proprietary Koi foods have a cereal base with different ingredients added either to enhance color or aid digestion. Choose a food size that is small enough to be eaten by the smallest fish in the pond; otherwise they may die of...

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