Dainichi Fish Food produces the highest quality, freshest fish food in the world. Our food is made to order. Our dealers and customers receive food which was made only DAYS ago, making them and their fish very satisfied!

The Food

What's special about our food?

  • 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.
  • Using our exclusive process, our food is encapsulated with our special vitamin and mineral coating after the cooking phase, 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 shown that the fish's immune system lacks long term memory. The extra potency of these ingredients helps your koi fight off bacterial and viral infections, repair surface damage, and increase luster and sheen. Our process may take twice as long, but it guarantees that your fish receive all the necessary natural vitamins and minerals they require-and more. Is this necessary? We think so. Years of experience have taught us that only through a nutritionally balanced diet can the health, beauty, and longevity of your koi be maximized. Dainichi Fish Food's two step process has resulted in a superior product well worth the investment. The health of your fish is important to us. We are koi lovers too!
  • The special vitamins and digestive enzymes we supplement our food with are essential in boosting the fish's immune system response and in providing a degree of digestion un-attainable in conventionally produced koi food.
  • The quality standards to which Dainichi Fish Foods are held to are the highest in the world. Our formulations originated at the most elite level of koi breeding in Niigata, Japan, and it is with great pride that we offer koi hobbyists and connoisseurs the exact same foods used each year by the most successful breeders in Niigata. 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 fish species.

All food is packaged in 100% UV light-resistant, re-sealable bags for maximum freshness.

Manufacturing Processes

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 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 heat, but only Dainichi Fish Food makes this fact a reality. Fully active vitamins and color 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 and tests on the consumer level reveal montmorillonite clay to be an invaluable aid in nurturing growth and health of all aquatic animals.