Dainichi Color Intensifier Koi Food - For Picture Perfect Koi
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COLOR INTENSIFIER is Dainichi's most potent color enhancing koi formula.
It is heavily concentrated with pure cultured spirulina and Antarctic krill.
Their exclusive encapsulation process provides color enhancement
not possible with the conventional production methods. The result
of this unique feature is that the color enhancers and other nutritive
ingredients are in their raw, un-cooked state making them unequally
potent. As an added benefit, this 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, COLOR INTENSIFIER 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
koi 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 & assimilation of nutrients.
COLOR INTENSIFIER 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.
INGREDIENTS: White fish meal, wheat germ, krill, wheat flour, spirulina, krill, soybean meal, brewer’s yeast, powdered milk, calcium montmorillonite clay, vitamin mix, mineral mix, garlic, protease and natural gum.
COLOR INTENSIFIER is recommended for use during peak activity months when water temperature is above 60°-65° F. This is a fast color formula. Maximum color is usually achieved after 4 - 6 weeks of use. There are no ill effects from continuous use, however, prolonged periods of use and/or very heavy feedings can result with the whites of koi turning slightly pink. This guideline of course, applies only to koi with white coloration. In such instance it is advisable to reduce the amount of COLOR INTENSIFIER being fed and/or a switch to any of our other formulas, with the exception of PREMIUM, which also has color enhancing properties. If the speed at which color is brought up is not a consideration, the exact same color brightness and intensity can be achieved with more control through a regular use of the PREMIUM formula.
COLOR INTENSIFIER does not contain any astaxanthin or other concentrated pigment additives which often turn the whites of koi a dirty yellow color. However, if the whites of the koi were to turn a pink hue from too much spirulina intake, koi keepers can take comfort in knowing that the clean, bright, white color can return in about two weeks, whereas the yellowed whites produced by other means can remain dingy for a number of weeks.
To maximize both color and growth rate, this formula can be used with our krill food, GROWTH PLUS.
A ratio of one part color food to 2-3 parts growth food produces very good results.
Price conscious hobbyists can use a similar ratio of COLOR INTENSIFIER to PRIMARY or ALL-SEASONformulas to maintain an economic yet still a first rate feeding program.