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Recommended Food to Put Some Color On Your Koi

We are frequently asked about what we feed our koi to put color on them. It's a complex answer and involves far more than just food, but food is an important item. First, the mechanism by which koi become orange is not what most think. Angelfish do not produce any pigment in the color range of yellow-orange-red.  They derive these pigments from their foods. Foods that have carotenoids in them are what they need to get any of this color range. Fortunately, most foods have some of these pigments in them, including live foods, frozen foods and manufactured fish foods. So, you ask, "How does genetics play a role in this if it's the food". This is a bit more simple....

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