Saki-Hikari is a new pellet food for marine fish from Japanese company Hikari. Although Saki-Hikari is being promoted with some familiar marketing buzzwords, it is probably the only one that has been tested and proven with years of research.
Hikari makes dozens of prepared foods for all manner of aquatic animals, with formulas for everything from freshwater to marine fish, and koi to turtles. But what makes Saki-Hikari Marine truly unique is that it has been tested in Hikari laboratories for years, and it is a spin-off from koi formulas that have been vetted for over 15 years!
Saki-Hikari Marine is available in two different formulas, a carnivore formula and an herbivore formula which both have a list of ingredients which target meat or plant eating fish. So what is Saki-Hikari and what does it do? First of all, Saki-Hikari uses a probiotic ingredient called Hikari-germ which together with the specially selected ingredients provides a highly digestible food to aquatic animals.
The synergy between the probiotic and several primary ingredients results in more nutrients absorbed by our fish, and just as important, less waste produced by the fish. But this is not just a hypothetical scenario; the result of Saki-Hikari and Hikari-germ has been tested and measured in championship Koi for years, showing up to a 40% reduction in fecal matter, and noticeable brighter and more colorful fish.
Many aquarists, especially reef keepers are guilty of overfeeding their fish and more importantly, feeding them an exclusively fat and oil-rich diet, especially from frozen foods. While it is a nice treat to offer our fish delectable frozen seafoods, this is very expensive and can lead to unmanageable nutrient buildup in the short term, and overweight fish with shortened lives in the long term.
Although it is rarely talked about, feeding your fish a ‘balanced diet’ with highly digestible ingredients can have a big impact on the overall health of your fish, and the entire aquarium. With Saki-Hikari’s lab-tested probiotic formula, you’ll actually be giving your fish more of what they need, and less pollution for your aquarium.