Feed the Fish
Feed the Fish

Enjoy feeding our iconic and beautiful koi. Koi feedings are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Koi food will be provided by the Center. Please kokua and do not feed the koi beyond these feeding times. 

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10am • Mall Level 2, Ewa Wing, fronting Dior
10:30am & 4pm • Mall Level 2, Diamond Head Wing, fronting Bally

About our koi

  • Binomial name is Cyprinus carpio haematopterus or carp for short
  • Koi is known in Japan as “nishikigoi” which translates to “brocaded carp."
  • The average life span is 40 to 80 years old.
  • The oldest documented koi was Hanako, who supposedly lived 226 years (1751-1977) in Japan.
  • Koi can grow up to 3 feet in length.
  • Koi are omnivorous and require a nutritionally balanced diet with clean, pH balanced ponds to remain healthy.
  • Koi, like humans, are susceptible to disease and illnesses. Foreign objects like coins are poisonous to the koi. The metal increases the blood cells in koi which increases their gill mucous that restricts their breathing. They will be gasping for air on the surface if they have this toxicity.
  • Koi can get sunburn, which is why we create lilies to provide them shade.
  • Fish do not have eyelids and need darkness to go to sleep. A reason why artificial light for fish is not good for their health. Sleeping fish lay on the bottom of the pond.
  • Our caretakers provide daily health care and pond maintenance.
  • Our koi are between 2 to about 30 years of age.
  • We currently have 42 koi between all ponds.
  • We have about 16 varieties of koi. Varieties are: Doitsu Kohaku, Taisho Sanke, Showa Sanke, Aka Matsuba, Doitsu Showa, Hariwake Ogon, Shiro Utsuri, Kikusui, Kikokuryu, Yamabuki Ogon, Kujaku, Chagoi, Sumi Goromo, Kohaku, Hajiro, Shiro Muji
* Excluding Center-observed holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas).