Inochi PREMIUM PRO is a balanced all-purpose maintenance, color and growth food which can be used alone or in conjunction with any of our other formulas. This formula’s well balanced nutritional profile is due to a robust blend of Antarctic krill, spirulina algae and white fish meal. Furthermore, the addition of Montmorillonite clay provides an unmatched source of necessary minerals and trace elements. As with the encapsulated koi foods in the Dainichi koi food line, PREMIUM PRO contains calcium montmorillonite clay to simulate the natural ingestion of mineral particles and to bind and neutralize metabolic toxins. The scouring action of the clay enhances continued rejuvenation of the digestive tract which ensures a maximum rate of digestion and assimilation of nutrients. With only two sources of starch (flour as binder and wheat germ as a source of vitamin E and B), PREMIUM PRO keeps the body conformation of all koi in a constant show-ready condition.
White fish meal, wheat flour, wheat germ, pea protein, krill meal, brewer’s yeast, spirulina, montmorillonite clay, garlic, calcium carbonate, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Activated Animal-Sterol (D3), DL Alphatocopherol (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: 42%
Min. crude fat: 4%
Max. crude fiber: 4%
Max. moisture: 9%
Max. ash: 9%
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. All Dainichi foods have low levels of starches to prevent excessive swelling in the digestive tract and to maintain a lean show-ready body conformation. There is no need to supplement with other high spirulina-containing color food such as COLOR INTENSIFIER. Heavy feeding using both of these color formulas may result in the whites of the koi turning pink, requiring a switch to either ALL-SEASON or GROWTH PLUS until the whites return back to their normal shade.
These high quality Japanese koi look every bit as good as they did in the pristine water of Niigata. The main reason, of course, is the nutritional and show qualities of the PREMIUM formula. Many of these koi were reared in the mud ponds on this very same formula by the breeders, prior to their export to hobbyist markets in America and Europe. Further use of the PREMIUM formula provides a continuation of good care and pond management practiced by the breeders themselves. The high content of quality marine proteins such as fish meal and krill, combined with a low amount of starch, produces a diet that is high in protein (42%) and also exceptionally nutritious. Digestibility is so complete that dissolved organic matter in the water is reduced to levels inhospitable to algae blooms even under the full exposure to sun.
PREMIUM PRO, like all of the other formulas in the Inochi line, is not encapsulated with a nutritional coating found in the Dainichi Koi Foods. Instead, all of the ingredients are extruded in a single-step process used in traditional pelletized food manufacture. This process makes the food better suited for automated feeders as moisture and humidity do not adversely affect the nutritional coating as there simply isn't one. An added benefit is that without the extra manufacturing steps and expense of the encapsulation process, the Inochi foods are about 20-30% cheaper.