Koi Food: The Basics

In an attempt to provide the best in nutrition for our Koi, the hobbyist has access to many different types of foods that meet specific requirements for the fish. Nearly all Koi foods are a floating pellet or stix to bring the fish to the surface and allow us better viewing during feeding. It also allows us to monitor how much food to feed, as excess pellets floating around the pond after a few minutes indicated we offered too much koi food.

A Brief History of Koi Evolution as Pond Fish

The exact time of origin of Koi isn’t entirely clear, but these pond fish have become a source of beauty throughout the world. It is said the Koi originated in areas around China, several hundred years BC, but there are also accounts of the black carp originating in areas around Iran rather than China.