The Preferred Daily Diet For Koi & Other Pond Fishies
Published on Sep 13, 2015
 

Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems offers the preferred daily diet for Koi & other pond fish. To maintain a stablized physical condition and a nutrituous diet for your hobby farm or aquarium, there are several types of food to consider.

Here are a few Koi foods that we offer:

Hikari Economy Koi Food- An Economical Daily Diet For Koi & Other Pond Fishes

Extensive research into the eating habits and living conditions of koi provided us with the knowledge to develop Hikari Economy. This economical, daily diet for koi and other pond fishes will provide them with the basic nutrition they require to live a long and healthy life.

KEY BENEFITS

Floating Pellet
• Allows easy monitoring of amount eaten
• Helps eliminate over-feeding
• Reduces water quality problems
• More Economical

Will Not Cloud The Water Contains Stabilized Vitamin C
• Supports immune system health
• Promotes a long, healthy life

Excellent Daily Diet
• Great basic nutrition
• No color enhancing capacity

FEEDING SUGGESTIONS

When water temperature is consistently above 60℉, feed one to two times daily. When water temperature is consistently above 70℉, feed two to four times daily. Please do not exceed the amount your fish will eat within three to five minutes of feeding. Remove all remaining food after the feeding period to avoid over-feeding and the water quality problems which can result from this action.

 

Hikari Excel Koi Food -  The World’s Best Color Enhancing Diet For Koi

Hikari Excel is a scientifically developed, color enhancing diet. An easily digestible food produced from a mixture of highly nutritious wheat-germ and pure cultured spirulina. After a month of daily feeding it can produce ideal coloration of your koi. Hikari Excel, simply the best!

KEY BENEFITS 

Floating Pellet
• Allows easy monitoring of amount eaten
• Helps eliminate over-feeding
• Reduces water quality problems
• More Economical

Color Enhancement
• High in pure, cultured spirulina, a natural color enhancer
• Rich in vitamin E derived from select wheat-germ
• Promotes rapid color enhancement
• Helps develop extraordinarily glossy appearance and luster to the skin
• Great for use prior to showing koi

Contains Stabilized Vitamin C
• Supports immune system health
• Promotes a long, healthy life
• Premier Daily Diet

Superior nutrition
• Easily digested and assimilated
• Promotes balanced growth and full natural potential

FEEDING SUGGESTIONS

Feed up to four times daily based on your water temperature and koi activity level. Warmer temperatures translate to more activity and the need for more food. Feed no more than you fish will consume within three to five minutes. Always remove all remaining food after the feeding period to avoid over-feeding and the water quality problems associated with this action.

During period when your water temperature is consistently below 50

Please discontinue feeding your koi as their metabolism has been lowered beyond the point which they can effectively digest food. This is their hibernation period and no feeding is required until your water temperature is consistently above 50℉. One month prior to any competition for a body finishing technique - During the month prior to a competition, feed only Hikari Excel. After feeding the koi Hikari Excel for approximately one month, the Hi will become even and brilliant red coloring will be achieved. At the same time, the white coloring will be fine and soft, with the overall finish having a show-quality gloss and luster.


Hikari Hi-Growth Koi Food - Koi With Championship Size & Form Can Be Yours!

Hikari Hi-Growth is a powerful, supplemental diet specially developed to promote championship form in koi. Formulated to increase weight & girth with a jumbo nugget larger koi enjoy. Hikari Hi-Growth is an advanced diet with a unique balance, full of proteins, vitamins and minerals promotes fat-deposit-free growth and helps increase your koi's gloss and luster, as well as their overall size and weight.

FEATURES
• A specialty formulation developed to help koi add weight and girth rapidly while avoiding fat deposit buildup inside the body cavity.
• A uniquely balanced formulation of high-grade proteins, necessary vitamins and minerals developed for short term feeding.
• Supports immune system health while offering a taste most koi readily enjoy
• Offered in a special foil coated package to maintain freshness and reduce oxidation.
• A floating, jumbo nugget which will not cloud your pond water. Floating foods allow you to more readily monitor and adjust the amount of food fed to avoid overfeeding.l


KEY BENEFITS

Floating Pellet That Will Not Cloud The Water
• Allows easy monitoring of amount eaten
• Helps eliminate over-feeding
• Reduces water quality problems
• More Economical

Color Enhancement
• Promotes development of natural beauty
• Helps develop distinctive color
• Aids in brighter, vibrant coloration
• Great for use prior to showing koi

Contains Stabilized Vitamin C
• Supports immune system health
• Promotes a long, healthy life

Advanced Hobbyists Supplemental Diet
• Extreme nutrition
• Vacuum packed for maximum freshness
• Helps build both size and weight faster than any other food without deformities

FEEDING SUGGESTIONS

When your water temperature consistently exceeds 68℉ (20℃), feed up to four times daily, but no more than you fish will consume within five minutes. Always remove all remaining food after the feeding period to avoid over-feeding and the water quality problems associated with this action. When fed with Hikari Spirulina or Hikari Excel, you can expect your koi's body to develop superior color with splendid luster and brilliance. For information on this mixture, click Special Use Of Hikari Hi-Growth below.

For Show Quality Koi

To stabilize the physical condition while finishing the color in water temperatures above 77

At this stage koi have a strong appetite, therefore we recommend you feed a blend of Hikari Excel™ and Hikari Hi-Growth™ in a ratio of 3:7. This will help the koi grow in length and girth without promoting deformities. Hikari Excel™ also protects your koi from color fading as the fish increases in size. (a common occurrence) In addition, Hikari Excel™ includes a special ingredient that allows the red coloring matter of the Hi (pronounced hee) to achieve a rich, deep color, originating from the bottom layers of the fish's skin.


Hikari Wheat Germ Koi Food - A highly nutritious, easily assimilated, highly digestible daily diet for koi and other pond fish, including goldfish.

Developed through many years of breeding experience, this highly nutritious diet is extremely effective in cooler climates which experience a winter season. Give your koi a jump on this year's show-off months, feed Hikari Wheat-Germ year round. It will have your aquatic pet looking their best while improving their fertility.

KEY BENEFITS 

Floating Pellet
• Allows easy monitoring of amount eaten
• Helps eliminate over-feeding
• Reduces water quality problems
• More Economical
• Will Not Cloud The Water

Contains Stabilized Vitamin C
• Supports immune system health
• Promotes a long, healthy life

Excellent Daily Diet
• Superior basic nutrition
• Natural enhancing capacity
• Superior Growth Rates
• Improved Brilliance & Luster To Skin
• Can Be Used With Hi-Growth & Gold For Improved Performance

It takes a full ton of wheat-germ to get 100g of wheat-germ oil, an excellent source of vitamin E, linoleic acid and other essential nutrients. Wheat-germ oil has more vitamin E than other cereal oils and more of the vitamin E alpha component found essential for long-term health and vigor. Linoleic acid is a vital component in cell walls and provides necessary hormones to the body, among other know benefits.


Hikari Spirulina Koi Foo - Superior Color Enhancing Supplemental Diet For Koi

KEY BENEFITS

Floating Pellet That Will Not Cloud The Water
• Allows easy monitoring of amount eaten
• Helps eliminate over-feeding
• Reduces water quality problems
• More Economical

Color Enhancement
• High in pure, cultured spirulina, a natural color enhancer
• Rich in NS germ
• Brings out the most vibrant, natural colors
• Will not affect the white areas of the fish
• Will add beauty and luster to the skin

Contains Stabilized Vitamin C
• Supports immune system health
• Promotes a long, healthy life
• Excellent Daily Diet

Outstanding nutrition
• Easily digested
• Promotes championship form and color

FEEDING SUGGESTIONS

When your water temperature is consistently above 70 degrees, feed two to four times daily. Warmer temperatures translate to more activity and the need for more food. Always remove all remaining food after the feeding period to avoid over-feeding and the water quality problems associated with this action.


Hikari Gold Koi Food - Excellent Color Enhancing, Daily Diet For All Types Of Koi & Pond Fishes

Hikari Gold is a daily diet, developed through years of koi breeding and showing, to meet the nutritional needs of koi while providing excellent color enhancement. Hikari Gold will bring out the best in your koi and bring you the success you’ve dreamed of!

KEY BENEFITS

Floating Pellet That Will Not Cloud The Water
• Allows easy monitoring of amount eaten
• Helps eliminate over-feeding
• Reduces water quality problems
• More Economical

Color Enhancement
• High in carotene, a natural color enhancer
• Brings out natural, brilliant colors
• Reduces washed out colors

Contains Stabilized Vitamin C
• Supports immune system health
• Promotes a long, healthy life

Excellent Daily Diet
• Outstanding nutrition
• High protein levels
• Improved growth rates & form

FEEDING SUGGESTIONS

When your water temperature is consistently above 60 degrees but below 70 degrees, feed one to two times daily. When the water temperature stays above 70 degrees, feed two to four times daily. Warmer temperatures translates to more activity and the need for more food. Always remove all remaining food after the feeding period to avoid over-feeding and the water quality problems associated with this action.