Kohaku Koi House Sdn Bhd
5, Jalan Banang,
Taman Johor,
81200, Johor Bahru,
Johor, Malaysia.






Business Hours :  
By appointment only
Tuesdays to Fridays:
10.00 am to 6.30 pm
Public Holidays:

10.00 am to 6.00 pm

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Koi Food Selection

How much should I feed my Koi?

Amount should be about 2 - 3% of the total weight of koi in the pond. Feed from the same place and soon they will get use to it. Make sure all the food is consumed within 15 minutes. Do not feed more than they can consume and remove all unfinished food to prevent contamination to the pond.

Twice a day feeding would be sufficient. However to enhance and attain a good body shape, it would be ideal to feed your koi 4 times a day (or even 5 times) at interval starting at around 8 am and with the last feed at around 6 pm. 

If your pond is new then up to the first five weeks it is important to feed must lesser (about 50%) to allow time for the pond filter to mature so that ammonia and nitride are kept to the bare minimum.


What should I feed?

Good quality and highly digestible food is important.

Use commercial koi food which can be purchased from our retail outlets. A high protein diet is essential for growing koi.

Even though Koi are cold-blooded animals and do not need a lot of carbohydrates to generate body heat on a continual basis, carbohydrates provide them energy.  Nevertheless, much depends on the temperature of the pond water as lower temperature means that the koi will not be so active and less feeding is needed.

Koi needs greater amount of vitamins than people do because their digestive system is not as highly developed. Hence, vitamins B, C and E are provided in most commercial koi food.


Ingredients of our Koi Feed in brief

Wheat germ is a natural source of Vitamin E.  Its high quality protein helps koi grow faster. Carotene in koi food improves the red or orange colour of koi while Spirulina brings out the natural vibrant colour.

A varied and balanced diet is important for your koi. One type of commercial food will not cover everything as the koi grows. The temperature, oxygen content and quality of your pond water must be ideal for the koi if you want them to grow healthily.

A balanced diet promotes balanced growth and gives the koi resistance against diseases. Other factors include a well-aerated and good quality water environment, free from parasites and infections.

Koi foods are sold in bulk at our retail outlet at very reasonable prices.  We also weigh them and sell them loose by the kgs.  Hikari saki range are packed in 1 and 2 kgs bags.

How big do koi get?

Depends on genetics (parents) (50%) size of pond & quality of filtration (environment) (30%) and the food you feed to your koi (20%); koi are usually 6”-8” long at 1 year of age. 12”-16”at 2 years, with potential of 24” to 36” and 8 to 13 kgs. in 7 to 10 years.

Females usually get much larger.  Males usually look their best when small. Females usually look their best and develop peak colors at a larger size when they mature. 

Koi take time to grow.  Pushing them with food to speed up their growth is not the best thing to do as the likely result is the color on its body would be compromised - not solid and vibrant.  With the right koi food selection and amount and regular feeding would ensure your koi grow to their fullest potential.