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. As in all Dainichi foods, there is calcium montmorillonite clay to simulate the natural ingestion of mineral | particles and to bind and neutralize metabolic toxins. Raw, fully potent vitamins, digestive enzymes and garlic ensure that the fish are healthy and free of internal parasites. Furthermore, the scouring action of the clay enhances continuous rejuvenation of the digestive tract which when combined with only two sources of starch (flour as binder and wheat germ as a source of vitamin E and B) ensures the maximum rate of digestion and assimilation of nutrients.
Kelp, Antarctic krill meal, wheat flour, white fish meal, spirulina algae, pea protein, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, montmorillonite clay, gum acacia, garlic, calcium carbonate, protease, beta glucan, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Activated Animal Sterol (D3), DL-alpha-Tocopherol (E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (C), B12 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (B6), Thiamine Mononitrate, Inositol, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (K), Biotin.
Min. crude protein: 38%
Min. crude fat: 5%
Max. crude fiber: 4%
Max. moisture: 9%
Max. ash: 12%
Feed your fish only as much as they will eat (immediately) in a few minutes, 2 to 4 times daily. Smaller, more frequent feeding are preferred over a single large one. Do not pre-soak the food prior use! Pre-soaking washes out vitamins, color enhancers, other nutrients, and lowers the performance of the food. All Dainichi foods have a low inclusion of starches to prevent excessive swelling in the digestive tract. Pre-soaking of Dainichi cichlid food is absolutely not required nor beneficial!
The lower protein content (38%) of VEGGIE DELUXE, is well suited to feeding plecos such as these two "gold nugget"
individuals. This formula comprises 100% of their diet.
The 1.0 mm sinking pellet is ideal for substrate dwelling E. melanogenys
. With krill and spirulina inside and out, the yellow, green and blue colors are bright and vivid.
The high content of spirulina and krill do an exceptionally good job of bringing out the red and blue coloration in a wide variety of cichlids, including this fine example of a "red empress"
. Although generally considered a strict carnivore, frontosas seem to relish this formula. The enhanced blue color of this "Burundi" type makes it virtually indistinguishable from many of the "blue" varieties.
Even at one week of age, these Scianochromis fryeri
fry show some color on the males. It is clear that the color comes in at a very young age with this outstanding formula. One 3.0 mm pellet per 10 fry was fed three times daily.
With two applications of spirulina algae, the normally plain silver coloration of this male Opthalmotilapia ventralis
takes on a distinct blue hue. VEGGIE DELUXE Is available in 1.0 mm and 3.0 mm sinking pellet sizes.
hongi male. The red-orange blaze is already brightly colored.
Young male OB trewavasae
showing exceptionally good blue and orange coloration.