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Hikari Food (Japan) for Pisces: Analyzing the Composition! + Video Feeding!

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Hikari fish food is shown in this photo. Hikari fish food can be seen in this image.
Hikari Micro wafers.

I am not indifferent to what to feed my pets, be it a dog, a parrot or fishes... Therefore, I always try to carefully study the composition of the feed before purchasing. But I was faced with the fact that many manufacturers on the site do not indicate the ingredients in the composition of the feed, but only special additives and advantages from its use. The composition can be found on the packaging in the store. And the famous Japanese brand Hikari the same situation. On the international website, which is indicated on the packaging with feed www.hikari.info describes only the benefits of using this food and recommendations regarding the number of feeds per day. The ingredients themselves were found only on a separate American website www.hikariusa.com. And most likely the law there simply obliges to describe in detail everything that is part of the feed.

Hikari, fish food is visible in this image.
Hikari Macro view.

Japanese brand food alone Hikari performed very high quality. Without bright artificial colors and a specific chemical smell. Smell dried fish. Now let's examine the composition of the feed closer.

Hikari Micro wafers. Ingredients.

Hikari Ingridients can be seen in this image. Hikari The ingredients are shown in this image.
  • Fish flour
  • Flour from krill
  • Wheat flour
  • Cornflakes
  • Cuttlefish flour
  • Spirulina
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B12
  • E339
  • magnesium sulfate
  • manganese sulfate
  • Wheat Gluten Flour (Gluten)
  • Fish fat
  • Dried seaweed
  • Vegetable esters of sucrose
  • Shellfish extract
  • DL-Methionine
  • Vitamin D3
  • salt
  • zinc sulfate
  • Calcium Iodate
  • Garlic
  • lecithin
  • Astaxanthin
  • Choline chloride (B4)
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin C
  • Inositol (B8)
  • Vitamin E
  • D-calcium pantothenate
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin H1
  • ferrous sulfate
  • copper sulfate
Here are some "tricky" ingredients in the composition:

Spirulina - biomass of cyanobacteria, which like other algae can receive energy from sunlight through photosynthesis. Spirulina contains a lot of protein, vitamins and minerals.

Gluten - a mixture of two proteins derived mainly from wheat. Contact with water becomes sticky. Often causes allergies.

Astaxanthin - carotenoid, used to naturally enhance the color of fish, and is also a powerful antioxidant. Useful additive!

DL-Methionine - an essential amino acid. Plays an important role in the metabolism in the body. Takes an active part in the synthesis of proteins, vitamins and hormones.

Composition in%:

Protein 44%

Fat 8%

Fiber 2%

Moisture 10%

Ash 13%

Phosphorus 1%

Do not be scared if you see the word "Ash" in the composition of feed for any animals. It is not ash from burnt trees. Simply, in this way it is customary to designate the content of inorganic substances or minerals in the feed, such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, magnesium, zinc and other elements. All of them are necessary and very useful for the correct and rapid growth of your pets.
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Analyzing the composition shows that there are more than enough ingredients, vitamins and trace elements. Although flour of different types is also present in abundance. But the flour, too, is of different quality. And I suppose that here she is of the highest grade.

Recommendations for feeding from the manufacturer.

Hikari recommends feeding the fish 2-3 once a day, the amount that the fish can eat in a few minutes. Avoid overfeeding. Also, it says on the packaging that the food was tested in the laboratory "Hikari Aquatic Laboratory ” and compared with feed from other manufacturers. We videotaped the feeding process in one of our aquariums. Fish eat this food with pleasure.

Feeding Video:

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