Choosing the right food for your koi is one of the most important decisions you must make. Here at Dankoi, we are committed to offering a wide selection of medicated, colour enhancing, growth stimulating and sustaining foods for your fish.

The feeding pattern, and thus the growth rate of koi depends on many factors such as water temperature, water quality, stocking levels and genetic background. Koi feed most actively at temperatures in excess of 15°C (59°F) thus sexually immature fish can grow rapidly during the summer months when the temperature is warmer. Once koi are mature, their growth rate slows considerably; in sexually mature fish most of the food eaten is utilised in egg and sperm production in preparation for breeding.However, unlike many other vertebrates fish continue to grow throughout their lives. It is easy for pampered koi to reproduce and continue to grow because of their artificially high feeding rates.

The cycle of growth in summer months and retarded growth through the winter months produces rings on the fish's scales (like growth rings on a tree) and a koi's age can be determined by counting these rings. Some koi keepers however who heat their ponds in winter continue to feed their koi throughout the year. If a koi has continued to feed during the winter months it's rings will not be clear and therefore it is difficult to establish age.

Here at Dankoi, we offer some of the best foods available to feed your fish!

Koi Food