Hikari Food

Saki-Hikari Professional

Saki-Hikari, our professional koi diet, has been developed as a result of decades of first hand breeding experience and considerable insight from a number of Japan’s top professional breeders. Saki-Hikari is the diet used by the All Japan Koi Show Grand Champion winners in back-to-back shows since 2003. If you want the very best for your koi, look no further than the leader in koi nutrition worldwide, Hikari!

Each of the Saki-Hikari diets contain a probiotic, beneficial living microorganism referred to in Japan as Hikari-Germ. This strain of Bacillus bacteria, which when eaten, proliferates itself in the koi’s intestine and brings about many benefits. The result is extraordinary enzymatic activity creating improved assimilation of the available nutrition which translates to more rapid growth and reduced waste related water quality issues. While the use of this type of baceria is not new (in human foods similar bacteria is used in yogurt) the benefits to aquatic livestock is now being fully recognized as a result of the introduction of Saki-Hikari.Hikari food image

Stage 1 – When a Saki-Hikari diet is eaten the beneficial bacteria become active and germinate in the intestine of the fish.The Saki-Hikari Process
The beneficial living microorganisms in Saki-Hikari have four unique transitory stages.

Stage 2 - The beneficial bacteria multiplies and increases the level of extremely efficient digestive enzymes. This enzyme activity significantly improves the koi’s ability to utilize the available nutrition and significantly improves assimilation.

Stage 3 – The beneficial bacteria becomes the priority bacteria in the digestive tract of the fish robbing nutrition that bad bacteria need to survive. This action reduces stress and improves the fish’s immunity to diseases. without hyper-activating their immune system which can cause long term damage.

Stage 4 – As the reduced level of waste is excreted the activity of the beneficial bacteria continues causing further decomposition. As the waste becomes powder-like, it makes it more readily decomposed by your pond’s biological and mechanical filtration. The significantly reduced sludge levels improve overall water quality.

Hikari FoodSaki-Hikari Color Enhancing Diet

Aggressive Color Enhancing Diet

Saki-Hikari Color is the most powerful color enhancing diet available today! Utilizing pure-select Spirulina, which naturally contains high levels of Zeaxanthin, we can offer you outstanding enhancement of the Hiban (red areas). Spirulina is also naturally rich in vitamins (B12), carotenoids and minerals and is easily metabolized by koi. You can also be assured, because it’s a Hikari product, that no negative impact to the Shiroji (white areas) will be noted. Saki-Hikari Color is so powerful, we suggest gradual introduction to your fish!

  • Exacting amounts of specially selected color enhancing ingredients promote vivid coloration.
  • Highly digestible and easily assimilated
  • No negative impact to the Shiroji.
  • Contains a source of live (viable) naturally occurring micro organisms.
  • Saki-Hikari Growth Diet

    Growth You Have To See To Believe!

    Saki-Hikari Growth was specifically developed for raising jumbo koi. Our intent was to provide a nutritional package that would help koi breeders raise koi that were bigger than previously possible without negatively impacting water quality or the overall health of their koi. Saki-Hikari has the proper levels of necessary vitamins, minerals and digestive enzymes. It also contains a completely balanced combination of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Finally, the inclusion of beneficial living microorganisms promotes improved digestion and waste reduction. For the championship body your koi deserve and you crave, feed Saki-Hikari Growth!

  • Heightened growth rates due to the perfect nutritional balance.
  • No fat-deposit buildup with long term use.
  • A protein rich, carbohydrate complete nutritional package
  • For jumbo koi that look their best.
  • Contains a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms.

  • Saki-Hikari Multi-Season Diet

    The Perfect Diet For Lower Temperatures!

    Saki-Hikari Multi-Season is the perfect diet for feeding at lower water temperatures. The combination of easily digested ingredients, including the inner most portion of the wheat-germ kernel and it’s high concentration of amino acids and vitamin-E, and the beneficial living microorganism provides outstanding digestive properties. This diet offers balanced nutrition for growth and carotenoids for superior color enhancing and can be fed in water temperatures as low as . The inclusion of stabilized vitamin-C helps reduce stress and stress induced illness.

  • Provides the proper level of nutrients and carotenoids to provide steady growth and improved coloration.
  • Excellent growth and coloration possible.
  • Contains a source of live (viable) naturally occuring microorganisms.
  • Hikari wheatgerm1. ®Hikari Wheat-Germ is an excellent, easily digested, daily diet for koi and other pond fish for use when water temperature are cooler or improved digestion is desired. Made from carefully selected high quality ingredients including; vegetable proteins, natural fats and necessary vitamins and minerals.

    2. The use of the inner most portion of the wheat-germ kernel offers a higher level of natural vitamins and amino acids your pet can utilize.

    3. Best of all the floating pellets won't cloud your water.

    4. ®Hikari Wheat-Germ, your first choice for superior growth and ready assimilation in colder or variable water temperatures!


    Regularly monitor your water temperature and adjust the amount and frequency of your feedings based on the temperature, water condition, number/size of fish and their activity level. Avoid over-feeding and always remove any uneaten food remaining after the feeding period.

    For 18-30°C (64-86°F) - Feed 2 to 4 times per day the amount your fish will completely consume within 5 minutes.

    For 5-18°C (41-64°F) - Feed no more than twice daily the amount your fish will completely consume within 5 minutes.

    For best results try to feed during the warmer part of the day.
    Below 5°C (41°F) - Do not feed your fish.

    More Information

    For more information on Hikari Food or any other enquiries call 01424 815200 or email your details to sales@ickleshamkoi.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.