Mr. Kodama Koi Food – Color Up

(20 customer reviews)


Grow Koi with vivid and beautiful colors

Color Up is designed to enhance the color and health of koi scales because it include high quality spirulina. Spirulina will also improve the immune system and flesh quality of your koi. Our Color Up Kodama Koi Food is a genuine, high quality product formulated in Japan. We pride ourselves on selecting only authentic Japanese breed koi and we treat our food with the same respect.


For over 50 years, Mamoru Kodama has been raising Koi in Japan (the home of Nishikigoi). Here he has produced many Koi champions at Koi shows, uses only the freshest, high-quality ingredients in his Koi food “Mr. Kodama” based on many years of research.

Recommended Pellet Size for your Koi

Pellet Size

Koi Size

Medium 5.5-6.5mm 8 inches (20cm) or over
Large 7.5-8.5mm 12 inches (about 30cm) or over


Crude Protein (min.) 38%, Crude Fat (min.) 3%, Crude Fiber (max.) 3%, Moisture (max.) 10%, Ash (max.) 11%


Spirulina is a high-protein, digestible superfood. The carotenoids contained in spirulina have the effect of brightening the red color of Koi. The carotenoid content varies greatly depending on the place of origin and the season, but in general, the higher the content, the better the quality of spirulina. The carotenoid concentration of Mr. Kodama is about 2 times higher than the concentration of commonly used spirulina carotenoids.

      * According to a survey by Kodama Koi Farm


The naturally occurring Vitamin E contained in raw wheat germ is also used in health foods as germ oil. This Vitamin E enhances the immunity of the Koi and activates metabolism to improve luster and brighten the white skin. The “raw wheat germ” used by Mr. Kodama contains about 35 times more natural Vitamin E than the commonly used “defatted wheat germ”.


Raw materials for fishmeal such as sardines and saury, gain a higher palatability, digestibility and safety, the fresher they are. The longer it takes to process these fish, the more likely they will oxidize and spoil, resulting in a higher histamine content, which in turn causes numerous health problems. Mr. Kodama’s food has only 1/10th the histamine content of commonly used prime grade fishmeal.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Bags or Cases?

Bags, Cases

Pellet Type

Large Floating, Medium Floating, Medium Sinking

20 reviews for Mr. Kodama Koi Food – Color Up

  1. David (verified owner)

    I have had very good luck with both the Color Up and the Wheat Germ koi food. The fish love both and they are very healthy and colorful.

  2. David (verified owner)

    My koi absolutely love this food.

  3. David (verified owner)

    I have used Kodama Koi food exclusively for over a year. My koi absolutely love it all.

  4. Ba Nguyen (verified owner)

    I have recently bought a bunch of koi fish to fill my pond and this product has really worked out for me and helped me develop my pond.

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    High quality ingredients and our koi like the food.

  6. Allison Parlapiano (verified owner)

    This is a top quality food i feel good about feeding to my fish. They enjoy it and there is little waste. The ingredients are very high quality too. My fish are healthy and growing well!

  7. Kim Pool (verified owner)

    My koi love this food so much they eat out of my hand.

  8. Kim Pool (verified owner)

    My koi loves this food so much they eat it out of my hand.

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    High quality ingredients to bring out the colors and koi like the food.

  10. Eric (verified owner)

    I bought the food this spring and have waited until August to review. I’ve previously bought high quality imported and domestic food. My koi genuinely look better with this Kodama food. The colors really pop; the reds are deeper and the white more pure and dense. My Kodama Yamabuki Ogon’s yellow is vibrant, and Ai Goromo is stunning. I had a spawn last year and the ‘babies’ are growing spectacularly. Really, honestly good stuff.

  11. Curt (verified owner)

    This is a great product and I love the new sleeves that keep the food fresh. I’m just upset I didn’t receive my Tategoi Scratch & Win card with my purchase.

  12. JohnL (verified owner)

    I purchased the color food for my Koi but they don’t seem to be eating it as I find most of it in my pond filter. Usually when I feed them they gobble up the food within a few minutes. This food they just swim about and don’t even try it or taste it. I’lll keep giving them this food and perhaps they’ll be hungry enough to eat it but now after a few weeks it isn’t happening. I’m not sure what to do as I purchased two 5lb packages.

  13. Jimmy (verified owner)

    My fish have become happier, more excitable and active on Top of their colors becoming more vibrant. They’re just beautiful!
    I am very happy with their health and just as much so with the customer service and product quality from Kodama Koi Supply. They have my business without a doubt.

  14. toby Florman (verified owner)

    I finally found a food that my koi love (they’re very spoiled)!
    They are growing like crazy and their colors are bright and vibrant, we are very happy with Colorup!

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    First time buy this product, got it for about a week. The fishes seem like it. Rated 4 stars because not enough time to comment about color enhancement.

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I would highly recommend this food. My Koi have been raised on it. And they are big bright and healthy.

  17. Barna Wesley (verified owner)

    I ordered 10lbs of Colorup but received All Seasons instead. So far my emails have received no responsive in how to get the correct product shipped. If my order is ever corrected, I will be willing to update my review. In the mean time I have ordered food from another company.

  18. Brian Suter (verified owner)

    Great product, fast shipping. Anything from Koi to food, always easy to do business with Kodama.

  19. Geoffrey Collins (verified owner)

    Kodama Koi food is the best koi food. I have tried several brands over the years including Hi Silk. My koi are healthier and produce less waste with Kodama Koi food.

  20. Diann Cupples (verified owner)

    My 33 year old Koi has LOVED his new favorite Mr. Kodama Color-Up Koi Food from the first feeding in early September 2022. Its changed Roi’s scales from dull to rich and strong and the color has popped to vibrant red/orange, dark black, bold silver/grays and beautiful white. Roi is more extroverted and eager to eat. All of this I attribute to sound nutrition with Mr. Kodama. I highly recommend it!

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