Mr. Kodama Koi Food – Color Up

(31 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

31 reviews for Mr. Kodama Koi Food – Color Up

  1. Edgar A

    I have been a customer of yours since 2017 and I love buying koi from you and they are excellent, the healthy ones that they are and at the same time very resistant to diseases. Now I am dealing with Mr Kodama’s food, I hope to have a good result like his koi. Thank you.

  2. James D R

    We have been using Kodama Koi food for a few years now. It’s the only one we use. outstanding!

  3. Amanda A

    super fast shipping and my koi love the food

  4. Paul B

    We have used the Mr Kodama Color Up and All Season koi food for several years. We have 24 large Koi, from 18″ – 28″ and they are spectacular.

  5. Kolorful Koi breeding

    I’ve been using this fish food for over a year. It does great with the fish. They grow very well. I got fished out at about 10 inches long now six months to eight months there about 16 to 18 inches long.

  6. Kolorful Koi breeding

    Been using this fish food for over a year now In about six months I got fish that was about 10 inches in length and now they’re about 16 to 18

  7. Birger Luecht (verified owner)

    I’ve been only purchasing Kodoma branded items for years now. I like and most importantly the fish love it.
    Sorry to have order now via website after the closing of our local store in NJ., but the shipping is prompt and successful every time.

  8. Brian S

    I have and still do feed my koi a variety of foods. Kodama food is one of the few they eat with no hesitation even when it’s not their normal diet. Growth was also great on this food.

  9. joyce wilcox

    My fish look great!! I used color up all summer and my fish are much brighter, great product

  10. joyce wilcox

    Never had a problem with this food , my fish are healthier and they love the food.

  11. Loni Vogler (verified owner)

    Exclusively use Mr Kodama koi foods and high silk sweet potato I like to mix a floating and sinking as well as different varieties in each feed batch. the difference in their vigor, impressive growth, skin quality and colors of all of my fish leave me without a doubt that these are the best foods and I wouldn’t want to ever use anything else!
    PS, Love Manda Fu as well, I try not to run out! (All but 2 of my koi gladly hand feed anything i provide now). I may teach a class 😀
    Occasional treats of prawns, grapefruit, cabbage, or watermelon give them variety.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. Brian Suter (verified owner)

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

  15. 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.

  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. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. Anonymous (verified owner)

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

  24. Kim Pool (verified owner)

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

  25. Kim Pool (verified owner)

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

  26. 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!

  27. Anonymous (verified owner)

    High quality ingredients and our koi like the food.

  28. 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.

  29. David (verified owner)

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

  30. David (verified owner)

    My koi absolutely love this food.

  31. 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.

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