These granules are highly nutritious. Freshly harvested ingredients including premium-select fish meal provides a superior protein source and provides complete and balanced nutrition for the, all important, developmental stage of your fry's life. Promotes proper feeding habits, long-term health and superior resistance to disease allowing your fry to grow rapidly without fear of dietary deformities or deficiencies. This semi-floating food allows fry at all levels of the aquarium ready access to the food's exacting nutrition while reducing food loss caused by over-feeding. This also helps reduce water quality problems which can cause unwanted stress to your fry. The unique, low-heat production process prevents dissipation of the necessary nutrients your fry need to survive.
FEEDING SUGGESTIONS: For optimum results, feed daily as many times as possible, the amount your pet will completely consume within two (2) to three (3) minutes. Up to 10 feedings per day may be necessary depending on number of fry and activity level. For mid-water and bottom feeders allow Hikari First Bites to saok in a cup of aquarium water before feeding. This will cause the food to sink more rapidly allowing these fry better access. Livebearers (ovoviviparous) can consume Hikari First Bites right after birth. Start feeding Hikari First Bites right before the yolk sack is fully consumed. Care should be taken to avoid over-feeding. Excess food can cause water quality problems which may result in heightened stress or serious illness. Feeding less food to be sure none is left after the feeding period is preferred to allowing uneaten food to settle to the bottom of your aquarium.