GROWTH PLUS is our specialty growth formula. Formulated with unprecedented amounts of Antarctic krill, and white fish meal, this formula's main objective is to produce a maximum growth and superior body conformation. With the exception of the readily convertable carotenoids from the krill, there are no other color enhancers added to impair the unmatched growth performance. Koi convert the nutrients from food much more effectively into size when they don't expend valuable energy on putting on color. A two-step application of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins C & E, ensure that the luster, sheen and whites of your koi are always at their best. As in all other Dainichi koi foods, GROWTH PLUS contains 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 a continued rejuvenation of the digestive tract, which in turn 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 vitamins E and B), GROWTH PLUS keeps the body conformation of all koi in a constant show-ready condition. As an additional benefit, the low waste production by koi, helps keeps the dissolved organics levels low in your pond, making it an invaluable aid in eliminating algal blooms.
White fish meal, wheat germ, wheat flour, pea protein, krill meal, brewer’s yeast, 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.
Crude Protein Min.44%
Crude Fat Min. 5%
Crude Fiber Max. 5%
Moisture Max. 9%
Ash Max. 9%
This is not a 'color food'. Color foods are metabolically expensive, meaning that koi expend valuable energy into coloring-up instead of converting the energy into increased body mass. The high levels of carotenoids present in the krill produce great reds (hi), however, for deeper magenta tone red and blue colors, this formula could be supplemented with one of our spirulina containing formulas such as PREMIUM or COLOR INTENSIFIER.
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. GROWTH PLUS is a growth promoter without equal in any climate, but is especially valuable for use in northern climates, where the peak growth season is relatively short. This formula can be used at any time as long as the water temperature is above 60°-65° F for extended periods of time.
There are no tricks to growing-out great looking and robust tosai (one year old) koi.
As this 14 inch showa demonstrates, the high levels of marine proteins (44% protein) are precisely what is needed to do the job.
The lean and powerful body conformation of this sanke are directly dependent on the low fat and low carbohydrate content of this formula.
Body conformation such as this is not made on a cereal diet.
The fish and krill protein promote spectacular growth without a fat build-up in the process.