Hikari 12.3-Ounce Lionhead Sinking Pellets for Pets, Mini
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- Sinking pellet that will not cloud water
- High in stabilized vitamin C
- Promotes true lion head form
- Promotes incredible colors that won't fade over time
- All types of premium grade or fancy goldfish, especially Orinda, Lion head, Azumanishiki and Ranchu
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A Live Food Alternative For All Fancy Goldfish. A sinking, daily diet utilizing bio-technology for superior coloration, outstanding form and excellent long term health. Specially formulated ingredients, including a higher level of necessary amino acids promote superior growth and desirable, true lion head form. Using Hikari Lion head eliminates the parasite and bacteria problems normally associated with feeding live foods and gives your pet their best chance of a healthy, long life free of infections or disease caused by these pests. Bio-Technology allows us to provide a diet that helps develop coloration not expected in goldfish raised indoors due to lack of natural UV. This technology also helps prevent fading of your pet's colors over time. High in stabilized vitamin C, Hikari Lion head helps reduce stress and promotes immunity to infectious disease. A sinking pellet that will not dissolve and therefore does not cloud your water.
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When Hikari went back to their original formulas and developed newer and healthier alternatives I began to incorporate their foods once again. The Lion Head formula is rich in Fish Meal, Krill and Spirulina - considerd the most 'perfect' food on earth. In fact, I would encourage all Gold Fish lovers to add Zoomed's pure Spirulina flakes to your fishes diet - they'll flourish incredibly.
As for the Lion Head formula my fish go crazy for it. The pellets sink nice and slowly reducing any top gobbling. The intake of air from floating foods is one the main causes of buoyancy issues and air bladder disease. Smaller pellets also provide your fish with activity as they indulge in their natural inclination to graze.
As for Wen growth and color enhancement I haven't seen any results I would consider significant but I have seen an increase in activity and many of my 'bottom dwellers" which is always concern now spend much of their time mid tank.
All in All the Hikari Lion Head formula is a superb food that packs plenty of significant proteins and fatty acids.
5 Fins Up!
A good tip that I use, is to soak the pellets in a small amount of tank water for about 15-20 minutes to soften it up and make it easier for the fish to consume. Believe me, these little pellets can more then double their size once they've been sitting in water and the last thing I want is for one of my fish to eat a dry pellet and have it swell sitting in his gut. I think quite a few people run into bladder issues with their fish, simply because they are feeding straight from the bag and not pre-soaking.
So yes, I gave this product five stars because I'm very satisfied with it and my fish LOVE it...and I will continue to buy it in the future.
Oh, I should also mention that my goldfish are not of the lionhead variety and this food serves them well. A couple of my new ones are oranda types but I'm not sure this has done much to promote head growth, though they were just cheap pet store hybrids so maybe they didn't have much to work with genetically in the first place. But anyway, good food for all fancy types and even feeding a young koi I'm babysitting (though he is quickly out growing the aquarium on this food since he's much faster than the fancy goldfish)
I've fed my goldfish this food since I got them. They're all healthy and vibrant. I've read this is just about the best food you can buy for them with out going and making/mixing it yourself. One bag has also lasted a very, very long time. I have 4 half-grown fancy goldfish and I can probably get nearly a year out of this bag.