Champion Nishikigoi
Champion Nishikigoi
Champion Nishikigoi
Imported Japanese Koi, and Goldfish

Saki-Hikari Deep Red

Saki-Hikari Deep Red - 11 lbs medium
$ 224.99
Saki-Hikari Deep Red - 33 lbs medium
$ 496.99


Saki-Hikari Deep Red

Help Your Koi Develop More Rapid And Deeper Coloration!
A floating, aggressive color-enhancing diet for higher quality koi.


  • Contains a precise amount of select, pure-cultured Spirulina which naturally contains concentrated levels of carotenoids to help your koi develop more rapid and deeper coloration. It has been specifically formulated to reduce the chance of discoloration of the Shiroji (white areas of the koi) when used as directed.
  • The inclusion of the Hikari-Germ™, a live (viable) naturally occurring living microorganism (probiotic) and the uniquely blended ingredients offer extremely efficient nutrient utilization. This translates to higher feed efficiency!
  • The Hikari-Germ™ remains active in the waste making it more powder-like and easier for your bio-action to decompose due to the higher surface area. The side benefit is clearer, cleaner water and less pond maintenance.
  • Meant to be a finishing diet for show koi leading up to the event or as an aid for koi who are having trouble maintaining their color, Saki-Hikari® Deep Red also can be used during warmer water periods as an additive to our other Hikari® koi diets to boost color depth.
  • Expect predictable growth and desirable form when using this product. For increased growth try Saki-Hikari® Growth and in cooler water temperatures Saki-Hikari® Multi-Season is an excellent choice to avoid losing the progress made with other Saki-Hikari® diets during the summer months.

Please note: The Hikari-Germ™ is transitory in nature. Once feeding is stopped or the concentration of Saki-Hikari® used reduced, the benefit will be lost within a short period of time.

What is Hikari Germ™?

The Hikari Germ™ is a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms which rapidly take priority in the intestine of the koi. It works to utilize the available nutrition working to reduce that which is available to bad bacteria thereby slowing their propagation. Additionally, Saki-Hikari™ offers your pet improved nutrient utilization through more efficient assimilation. This can translate into better water quality with continued use.


For best results use Saki-Hikari® Deep Red when your water temperature is consistently above 20°C (68°F). As this diet offers an extreme color enhancing effect and is meant to be used as a supplemental feed.

As a reference, based on feeding trials at the ®Hikari Aquatic Labs, a mix of this diet and Saki-Hikari® Balance in a ratio of one part Deep Red to two parts Balance would provide a similar color enhancing effect as Saki-Hikari® Color Enhancing. Therefore, higher levels of Saki-Hikari® Deep Red will provide more aggressive color enhancement. Please note: Exclusive feeding of Saki-Hikari® Deep Red may cause discoloration on the Shiroji (white areas of the koi).

*(Saki-Hikari® Balance product is not available in the US)


Fish meal, spirulina, wheat flour, dried bakery product, soybean meal, brewers dried yeast, wheat germ meal, fish oil, flaked corn, dried seaweed meal, rice bran, garlic, DL-methionine, probiotic (dried B. subtilis fermentation product), astaxanthin, choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin C), inositol, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, vitamin A oil, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, niacin, menadione sodium bisulfate complex (source of vitamin K), folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, disodium phosphate, ferrous sulfate, magnesium sulfate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, cobalt sulfate, calcium iodate.

Available sizes

Floating Medium Size Pellet 5.0-5.5mm
The Length For Koi 20cm or Longer
For Temperatures Above 20℃

Crude protein Crude Fat Crude Fiber Moisture Crude Ash Phosphorus B. Subtilis
min. 45% min. 5.0% max. 2.0% max. 1.0% max. 15% min. 1.2% min. 10,000 CFU/g

B. Subtilis Vitamin A Vitamin C (Stabilized) Vitamin D₃ Vitamin E Ascorbic Acid
min. 1.0×10⁶ CFU/g min. 8,500 IU/kg min. 1,600 mg/kg min. 1,000 IU/kg min. 140 mg/kg