what’s up guys and welcome back to a
brand new episode here on the koi partner YouTube channel in today’s video
I will explain why it’s so important to feed the best koi food for your koi and
pond. So before we start I need to make clear that not every hobbyist can pay
for the best koi food that’s available so in today’s video I will explain what
is important to look for if you buy a good koi food. So let’s dive in the many
parts of koi food, if I forgot something please let me know in the comments and
please let me also know what kind of koi food you are using at the moment.
Nowadays there are many koi foods on the market that are derived from feeds for
consumption fish.Feeds that aim to get the fish as large as possible for human
consumption a worrying development in which the
health of the fish is not central so in today’s video I will discuss the most
important points so that you can choose the best koi food within your budget
what’s the video completely so you know exactly what to look out for. First of
all don’t let fancy packages with the most beautiful and largest fish on them
trick you to buy those, so what does it Koi need? A koi does not have a stomach
like most animals but only has intestines in the intestines the intake
of all important nutrients that the extracts from the food take place
basically the Koi removes the so called macronutrients from its food, this
concerns proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The proteins: for most hobbyists the
first thing they look at when they are buying a koi food, proteins are extremely
important for the growth and health of the fish. We can divide proteins into the
vegetable ones and the natural proteins. A good koi food contains natural aquatic
proteins such as high-quality fish meal a cheaper koi food often contains
proteins from warm-blooded animals such as beef
we as humans can take unlimited pertains well a Koi cannot, this is completely
dependent on the water temperature and with a surplus of proteins the koi will
store this as fat around the organs. The solutio? Seasonal food, let’s get back to that later in this video. The following part is very complex and can be studied
in detail, I will try to explain the most important parts of course we are talking
about fats in koi food. Basically there are three different functions fats for a
koi the first one is energy fats are basically one of the first energy
sources for the koi. The second one is growth a koi needs fats to grow and the
third one is the storage of energy three very important parts that many hobbyists
do not take into account when they are buying a koi food the last of the three
macronutrients is in my eyes the most important and underestimated of all
three. Carbohydrates: carbohydrates are nothing more than starch and sugars
together with the fats they are the energy supplier for the Koi. Just like
in our food too many carbohydrates are bad for you and the surplus will
immediately be converted into fat, after all they are sugars. We can conclude that
the surplus of proteins and carbohydrates is the direct cause of fat
deposits around the organs of the Koi. It’s therefore very important to look at
quantities on the label when purchasing your koi food a Koi food manufacturer
is obligated to state this to make a Koi food you need a binder and these
are carbohydrates. A good koi food uses ingredients that can be found close to
natural food of the carb. So to give an example they are not grains. Use the
following tips that I give you right now and you know what to look out for when
you are buying a koi food the next time. as I said earlier in the previous videos
studied the label very well note the percentage a Koi food can only consist
of a composition that is 100% no less and certainly not more! Do you see
ingredients such as grain or soy on the label? Keep in mind that these
ingredients have little nutritional value. See if the manufacturer has stated
the net protein absorption. Once again the higher the percentage of body
proteins, the more these are absorbed by the koi when you notice the following
things it is wise to take a closer look at your current koi food. Foam: so if you find
too much foam on the surface of your water it means that the koi cannot
properly digest the proteins. These proteins are therefore of poor quality or you
feed too much. Ask yourself this. so the next one is faeces or better known as poop. It’s very wise to look closely at the faeces of the fish the stools must
have a firm structure and sink directly to the bottom when the fish is fall
apart or there is little to no faeces it’s good to ask yourself whe ther the
koi can properly digest the food that are you’re giving right now. So finally
buy a koi food that has already proven itself. Think of brands like Hikari and
pro bites they have different kind of foods for each season. Be critical and
ensure that the fish you take good care of also live healthy for a long as
possible do you have any questions please let me know them in the comments
and I will respond as soon as possible with my answer so do you want more
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  1. Brian Jones April 14, 2019 at 5:47 am

    … can only consist of a composition that is 100%, No less and no more. Thanks. For. That. You do not say what an ideal % composition of carb, fibre, protein and minerals is. Why not? You mention but do not explain seasonal food.

  2. AnakniLando April 14, 2019 at 6:59 am


  3. Cathy Maynen April 15, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Too much general information and no specifics. Example: look at comp. Percentages but didnt say which numbers high/low were what to get.

  4. Alex Papiona April 16, 2019 at 1:39 am

    I do have a koi …but i don't know what's the best koi feed product to feed ;and if you don't ask i used to feed them KIJARO product …pls. reply what is the best koi feed to choose…thanks😊

  5. Dedy Darmawan April 17, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    so… how to make KOI food???

  6. joe Walker April 19, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Great video do you prerfer floating or sinking food

  7. Colleen Penny April 19, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    My 30 year old koi that live outside all winter since 1991 eat only high quality fresh grain free "puppy" Food made right here in Alberta every summer since 2002….

  8. Paul Secuya April 19, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Is koi king a good food for tosai?

  9. Max D April 20, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    How can i get my goldfish biger they have jbl propond winter and jbl propond growth

  10. Bts Fan April 21, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    I’m still confuse, what is the best koi food in ur opinion? And those koi’s in the video is so ATTRACTIVE!

  11. Genna Vandella April 21, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    TYSM just what I needed to know for my fishies 🙂

  12. NickTheGeek April 23, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    So… you didnt even really go over anything other than to tell the viewer basic knowledge and to read the packets lol. Well done

  13. Death2Predation April 23, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Why is it okay to exploit animals when they ask to live and suffer like us? Why not beans instead? Beans are cheaper, more nutrient dense, more sustainable, and don’t involve exploitation. Unless you like abusing animals, why wouldn’t you choose plants over body parts and secretions?

  14. Chaz Dadkhah April 23, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Always listen to a Dutchman!

  15. Kemry Mangahas April 24, 2019 at 8:38 am

    The way you say protains

  16. Kemry Mangahas April 24, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Can you make a video about koi pond water clarity biological and mechanical.

  17. Immy Tan April 25, 2019 at 2:13 pm


  18. ToastyZilla April 26, 2019 at 1:51 am

    I'm feeding my koi with Wardley pond pellets that contains vitamin c. Is this food ok for my fish?

  19. sam g April 27, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    useless video, waste my time.

  20. Dale L May 2, 2019 at 12:45 am

    I have 8 butterfly koi in my 5.000 Gal pond I feed them Microbe-Lift Summer Staple Premium Koi Fish Food ..Then switch to a winter version in the fall when it start to get cooler at night  and the pond temp start to go down ,, Can you tell me if this is a good food for my fish most of the fish are at least 2 years old and are 10 inches and up to 18 inches

  21. Kyle Acuña May 3, 2019 at 9:16 am

    koi king food

  22. anak singkong May 4, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Waw.. amazing koi i like this video

  23. yd Ng May 5, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    My koi ate niigata.

  24. Chap Rhys May 7, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    how important is it to feed different food in different seasons, and is it good to give them salad and things like that next to the koi food?

  25. Kaine Bassett May 9, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    The best food for koi is natural.. Maggots, worms, snails, shrimp, insects & flies.

    Use a fly zapper to harvest dead flies as a bulk feed.

  26. Anytyme06 May 9, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    You never went over the seasonal foods

  27. NISHKIGOI KEEPErS May 10, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    So my friend , give me name of food to buy, I feed them random food, bread some time .

  28. NISHKIGOI KEEPErS May 10, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    I also make them to lay eggs and they eat it all.

  29. Wolfyjack May 13, 2019 at 12:48 am

    I just got baby domestic koi (USA), this was very helpful. Petco only sold two brands of food and I suppose I was just lucky enough to grab the right one (Hikari).

  30. Satya Pradhana May 15, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    what koi food that you recommended ??

  31. amylynnlee3 May 20, 2019 at 7:26 am

    I use koi king food. Is it good?

  32. Kyle Siarot May 29, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Hi my koi poo is floating thats mean my koi are not healthy?

  33. Jito Mogi May 30, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Small pellet

  34. Dude June 4, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Is Mazuri Koi food any good?

  35. Frederic Guilliams June 9, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    I mix it sometimes to have some variety for my koi. This is in between Takazumi and Hikari. Both floating and the small size for the little guys.
    I've got a question since summer time is here. If you would suggest veggies for the koi, which would it be? Both nutrition and enrichment considered of course. Or are there other foods that I could give my koi in summer.
    Keep up the good work! Greets from little neighbour Belgium 🙂

  36. McAmber June 10, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Hmm, looks amazing^ 🙂

  37. Fish World June 11, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Can u shere a 20 pound koi food making ingredients.

  38. SAMANTHA EICHHORN June 11, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Do ppl eat ever koi

  39. waterchildtera June 11, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I've never bought koi food it's too expensive! MEOW MIX is all I use ! My fish are healthy and happy but are they catfish now ?

  40. Quintoy Amba June 12, 2019 at 3:11 am

    My food of my koi fish is aquamaster is it okay? Answer pls

  41. Akku Akku June 15, 2019 at 3:47 am

    plz tell me Koi fish food name best Quwelityi

  42. Jesus Revillas June 17, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Hi. From Philippines. Can I feed my koi everyday with live earthworm since I have a vermicompos farm?
    Thank you

  43. Jacob JJ June 17, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Hello ALL, I feed my Koi 4 times daily food that is a mix ofd 7 koi, foods. my current Koi was born here in Florioda on June 1st 2018, and some of them are 18 inch ++. I know it is hard to believe but i'm very surprised myself. also I must say I breed my Koi myself and enjoy this thing very much. one additional point is that i change foods as the Koi grows.
    my koi are from a careful selection, and only 6 are here from 4,000 fry.

  44. Jennifer Saintnelus June 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Very informative. Thank you.

  45. ali ali June 21, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Thank you for this video ,please can i feed my koi with waste kitchen room after make it powder ?

  46. Bims 88 June 21, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Worms was best food for koi, and cheap and easy to get

  47. Thaedeus Govenor June 22, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Is Staple a good koi food brand? It says its rated #1 in Japan, but honestly I dont believe it.

  48. Ollie jones June 22, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Just feed them nash key 😂😂

  49. Antoni Job Redoña June 24, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    I feed my kois HOFU is it good for kois?

  50. chip turd June 28, 2019 at 1:57 am

    how about telling us what's best. if you aren't educated on the matter you can not make educated decision

  51. ONE WAY KENNELS July 3, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Sea side aquatics champions choice floating pellets any good?? Manufactured by Hai feng

  52. Laura Moore July 7, 2019 at 2:54 am

    ultra balance premium koi food is the food we use

  53. MrTruthislight July 7, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    a natural binder…. grains…. Koi eat wheat?

  54. shy singh July 15, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    My koi seem to like Quick cook oats .. I wonder if that’s good enough it’s pretty cheap

  55. Nishantha Fonseka July 17, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Give japanese fish japanese food.
    HIKARI!! ….Hooray!!

  56. James Brian July 18, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    I used koi king and it is good

  57. Christine Bell July 22, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    My koi spawned 4 days ago and since then they haven’t eaten is this a bad sign. Also I have a lot of foam on the pond and it seems to be very thick and sticky will this harm my koi and would that be what is stopping them from eating.

  58. Confessions Of A Koi Enthusiast July 23, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Although you went through some of the benefits etc on Koi food, you didn't recommend any actual brands. I think you should do a follow up video on different brands which would go a long way in helping out any Koi Enthusiast.

  59. Eric Pelin July 26, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Koi Royal Mini

  60. tony kaiser July 26, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    I’m currently feeding Saki Hikari Growth and Saki-Hikari Deep Red. What’s your opinion of the the Saki-Hikari DeepRed? How’s it compare to Saki-Hikari color?

  61. tpvang July 30, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    I feed nijikawa

  62. Estanque moderno 2500 litros August 3, 2019 at 2:15 am

    I use azoo 9 in 1 koi food

  63. hazzybo August 3, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Our koi are fed twice daily (once in the morning and once in the evening ) we feed medikoi to our koi. We give them medikoi growth in the morning and medikoi health in the evening

  64. Yousouf Damaree August 4, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Is JBL koi food good for the koi

  65. hey chancho August 5, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    My koi feces floats ..Is it the water pump flow

  66. Gert-Jan Carpentier August 6, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Hey! Wat denk je over hikari multi season? Voordeel is dat je het een hele jaar door kan geven maar is dat wel goed?

  67. pond Dude August 8, 2019 at 6:55 am

    My koi love sushi

  68. TANMOY PAL August 9, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Where is the indian, Japanese Koi farming available and prices

  69. Old McDonald August 12, 2019 at 9:49 am

    I use Saki Balance

  70. ramon donsol August 13, 2019 at 12:37 am

    is koi king a good koi food ? thanks for answering
    God bless

  71. jo Vasse August 14, 2019 at 10:40 am

    I feed my koï with hikari and sanikoï

  72. gerrod reyes August 20, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    i fed my koi with koi king growth. is it the right food? hehe newbie herr

  73. Aadil Patel August 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm


  74. Ayaan Ali September 2, 2019 at 4:29 am

    I feed hypro

  75. Vishnu Alcyone September 2, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    My mom just bought a house that has a mini pond with Orange koi fish. I ask if she feeds them and she told me no but I noticed they're still alive and gave birth to 3. Question is should I feed them, leave them alone or??? I'm just scared I'll wake up one day to there dead bodies. Ty!!

  76. ransilanka nalanda September 4, 2019 at 4:39 am

    My Dear, I am tharanga from Sri Lanka. I am a koi lover, and need to buy Japanese koi. but in sri lanka we can get only locally breaded koi. please help me to buy.

  77. GO! Ninjago!! September 9, 2019 at 8:39 am


  78. ISM GAMEZ September 10, 2019 at 9:57 am

    I use zeigler koi food

  79. Dominic coolj September 15, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    How do I deal with green staffs on koi fish pond

  80. Natalie Arbis September 17, 2019 at 6:58 am

    my koi has fish food the small red and green food but they like turtle food also

  81. gideon September 17, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Hi I feed my Koi ,Tetra pond colour and growth sticks is it OK

  82. Red Bull September 24, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Im having koi for 6 months now and I feed the osw (Coppens). They love it and they say its good foot for the Koi.

  83. Slim Slim September 27, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Is feeding my fish Blood worms and JBL Pro POND all seasons sticks also give them cooked peas with the skin off okay to feed them? They seem to be doing well on this food. Now if I can only get my poor old cat diet right I will be happy.

  84. Lolita Petersen September 28, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Pag ka on sa telapya what food

  85. Sun Yuting September 30, 2019 at 6:09 am

    thanks. but trash talks all the way.

  86. Sergiosios October 4, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Thanks for sharing this topic, i have already been looking for such details quite a while.
    Question my pond has 3 Kois but is not deeper than 75cm, I have read that at least 100cm is required. If I make sure my pond does not get below 5C in winter do you think this could become a problem?

  87. basilel October 4, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Hi, is there any food for Koi to spawn?

  88. Dragon Fish Arowana October 9, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    I feed Saki Hikari Color Enhancer. Any thoughts

  89. Cheysie Santos October 12, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    mine fish flakes and bread

  90. Vis Count October 13, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Hello i'm from Indonesia.. i hope u can make a video ''how to make cheapest koi pond" ..

  91. Mathias Møller October 15, 2019 at 11:43 am

    I am feeding my koi with takazumi

  92. Brian Emery October 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    This video is Extremely Vague

  93. Old Dirty Bastet October 17, 2019 at 11:05 am

    they are so chubby and cute!

  94. Abdur Rahim October 22, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    At what temperatures do koi eat the most?

  95. ίĆE ίĆE BΛBY October 31, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Dog food it the best

  96. shivam balchand November 6, 2019 at 6:57 am

    I give my koi 'koi king'

  97. momo_ momo November 14, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Information is very accurate

  98. PAPA TANGO December 3, 2019 at 7:29 am

    pro-teen not pro-tain

  99. Meneer Adolf December 15, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I use ICHI FOOD winter and excellent
    Do you think it is good?
    I feed The koi 1 time each day and in summer maybe 2 times each day.
    They look pretty Healthy and The feces look good aswell

  100. sweetsketch3 December 20, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Ninjakawa food ok?

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