Never heard of Dainichi?
For more than 30 years, Mano Minoru of Dainichi Yorijo has been perfecting the food he feeds his fish. Now, in partnership with Toyoma Koi,
Dainichi has made his koi food recipe available to koi collectors worldwide. They have added cichlid and marine foods to their product line, and that's what I carry. I feed the cichlid blends to community tanks as well. Really great food!
Here's their story and why their food is special:
1) Using our exclusive process, our food is encapsulated with our exclusive vitamin and mineral coating after the cooking phase thus ensuring that heat sensitive ingredients are absorbed into the pellet without being exposed to heat, thereby retaining their potency. Why is this so important? Fish nutritionists have proven that the fish's immune system lacks long term memory.
2) The special vitamin and enzyme formula we supplement our food with is essential to boost the fish's immune system response, so your cichlids can fight off bacterial and viral infections, repair surface damage and increase luster and sheen.
All our formulas are coated with a nutritional 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 totally destroyed, by exposure to heat are kept at their full potency. Virtually everyone knows that vitamins and digestive enzymes should not be exposed to high heat, but only Dainichi Fish Food makes this fact a reality. Fully active vitamins and color agents do wonders to the cichlid's appearance and health. Active digestive enzymes promote digestion rate in excess of 90% --leaving a cleaner and healthier fish tank. This is especially important in cases where the cichlids 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 of 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 cichlid species.
These foods are specifically designed for cichlids, but I've had good results feeding them to my community tanks as well.
2oz Bag. $7.25
COLOR FX represents the most progressive advances in cichlid nutrition we have ever offered to cichlid hobbyists. Utilizing Dainichi's advanced encapsulation technology to the fullest, this outstanding formula is packed with features found in no other food brand in the industry. For starters, there are an unprecedented seven applications of highly nutritious as well as potent color intensifiers like shrimp, Antarctic krill, Cyclop-eezeŽ, NatuRoseŽ (Haematococcus algae) and spirulina.
2oz Bag. $5.50
COLOR SUPREME is highly enriched with 100% pure cultured spirulina, krill, and montmorillonite clay. This formula contains all natural minerals and nutrients designed to enhance the color and luster of your cichlids. With five separate applications of color enhancers, including two types of spirulina algae, COLOR SUPREME promotes optimum color in a short period of time, while providing your fish with a high protein, well balanced diet that maintains overall health and beauty.
2oz Bag. $4.95
ULTIMA KRILLcombines outstanding color, growth, and palatibility and is especially well suited for omnivorous and carnivorous cichlids of all types. Featuring four applications of color enhancing ingredients such as two blends of spirulina, Antarctic krill and shrimp, ULTIMA KRILL offers a richness of color and sheen. Furthermore, the addition of immuno- stimulants and digestive enzymes, ensures a high degree of vigor and health.
2oz Bag. $5.50
VEGGIE DELUXE contains a unique blend of premium grade kelp and spirulina, designed to keep even the strictest herbivores in peak health and color. Also featuring krill, shrimp meal, white fish meal, garlic and un-cooked digestive enzymes, this high energy formula is packed with easily digestible sources of protein essential for growth and vigor of cichlids of all types. With five applications of color enhancing ingredients, the colors are exceptionally vivid and are
displayed at an early age.
2oz Bag. $6.95
Based on the color-rich, Veggie Deluxe formula, VEGGIE FX is fortified with an addition of a Cyclop-eezeŽ and NatuRoseŽ coating and is one of our most exotic foods to date. Encapsulated with 100% pure cultured spirulina, freeze-dried Cyclop-eezeŽ (a crustacean with the highest known levels of carotenoids and "omega-3" fatty acids), NatuRoseŽ (Haemato- coccus algae with a 15,000 ppm astaxanthin content) and E.superba krill, VEGGIE FX contains all natural minerals, nutrients and pigments designed to enhance the color and luster of your cichlids. With six seperate applications of color enhancing ingredients, the color promoting properties are rivaled only by our other specialty formula, COLOR FX. At the same time, there are absolutely no compromises in the nutritional qualities. Raw, fully potent vitamins, digestive enzymes and garlic ensure that the fish are healthy and free of internal parasites.
The veggie formulas, VEGGIE DELUXE and VEGGIE FX are designed to prevent bloating. Rather than swelling to two or three times their original size, the pellets will break down to their granular state in the digestive tract of a fish. This feature makes it virtually impossible to cause "bloat" in even the most strictest of herbivores such as Tropheus species.
8.8oz Bag. $12.00
XL PRO is a robust formula intended for a wide wariety of carnivorous and omnivorous cichlids. Highly enriched with 100% pure cultured spirulina, krill, and montmorillonite clay, this formula contains all natural minerals and nutrients designed to provide a well balanced diet to maintain an excellent state of overall health and beauty of your cichlids. The abundance of white fish meal and Antarctic krill is essential to satisfying the dietary needs of robust cichlids of all types.
2oz Bag. $7.50
MARINE FX is highly concentrated with seven separate applications of color enhancers, including two types of pure cultured spirulina, Cyclop-eeze (a crustacean with the highest known levels of caratenoids and fatty acids), beta carotene and krill.These ingredients contain natural pigments, minerals and nutrients necessary to maximize the color and luster of your marine fish, while providing them with a high protein, well balanced diet. This formula is ideal for omnivorous fish and invertebrates.
Reef Veggie FX:
2oz Bag. $7.25
REEF VEGGIE FX is a specialty herbivore formula enriched with freeze-dried Cyclop-eeze. It contains all naturalminerals, nutrients, and pigments. With six applications of color enhancers, REEF VEGGIE FX is intended to promote a spectacular level of color while also ensuring a complete and balanced diet.