All Dainichi fish foods contain calcium montmorillonite clay. This bentonite clay contains more than 60 mineral compounds and has been proven to be immensely helpful in enhancing digestion and growth, as well as neutralizing metabolic toxins. In an artificial environment such as a fish tank or pond, the clay helps return minerals to the water and stabilizes its chemical make-up. In this way, the water more closely resembles the natural habitat of koi.
All our formulas are coated with a special vitamin and mineral coating after the extrusion process to assure optimum nutritional potency. This cold process ensures that ingredients which would normally be denatured, or even destroyed, by exposure to heat are kept at their full potency. Virtually everyone knows that vitamins and digestive enzymes should not be exposed to heat, but only Dainichi Fish Food makes this fact a reality. Fully active vitamins and colour agents do wonders to the koi’s appearance and health. Active digestive enzymes and no fillers promote digestion rates up to 90% –leaving a cleaner and healthier fish tank. This is especially important in cases where the koi are very large or crowded. The addition of the montmorillonite clay provides a unique complex of minerals not found in any mineral pre-mix. Clinical research, as well as tests on the consumer level, reveal montmorillonite clay to be an invaluable aid in nurturing growth and health of all aquatic animals.
In comparison with other food brands, Dainichi foods are much higher in protein content. This is due to our use of high protein ingredients like spirulina (52-62%) and krill (62%),as well as our abstinence from using low-grade fillers of any kind. Our foods are based on highest quality marine proteins rather than grains. There is no: corn, alfalfa or excessive starch in our formulas. Likewise, there is NO blood meal or any ruminant animal matter in our foods. All our ingredients are of the highest and freshest quality. This yields a very nutritious food that is high in protein but easily digested, by even the most delicate fish species.
Koi pellets come in 3mm floating variety and are available in 500g, 2.5kg and 5kg bags.