Manufacturer's write up
From the beginning, our goal was to create the highest quality fish food
available. We believe we succeeded spectacularly. To accomplish this,
we enlisted the aid of Dr. Robert Stickney, an internationally renowned
aquaculture scientist, author of more than 200 scientific articles and
numerous books on fish nutrition, and past president of the World Aquaculture
Society. Together we have created our premium quality formulations that
are made with only the highest quality ingredients. For example, we use
only 'human grade' spirulina in our formulas, and we do not use any fillers.
Our formulas were developed for the highest nutritional value, maximum
digestibility, brilliant color enhancement, immunity, and overall health
of tropical and pond fish. Maximum nutrient utilization also results in
another benefit, less waste in the tank and a healthier environment for
Our proprietary manufacturing process creates a truly unique and superior
flake as a result of a lower processing temperature and gelatinization
of the starches. This process encapsulates the flake to protect the
nutrients until the digestion process begins, thereby providing fish
with all the nutrition possible from the food. It stabilizes nutrients
longer, and essential water-soluble vitamins and nutrients don't leach
into the water like they do with traditional flakes.
When our exceptional formulas are combined with our proprietary manufacturing
process and quality ingredients, the end result is a truly superior
fish food. Our unique premium Duraflakes® stabilize nutrients longer
with less oxidation, retain flavor longer, and have a variable-sinking
characteristic that more efficiently feeds all 3 levels of feeding fish.
Simply put, we believe our fish food is the best available anywhere.
Compare our DuraFlakes® with the traditional micro-thin flake food.
We're confident that once you have tried it with your fish, you and
your fish will both agree.
Tropical Duraflake Unlike marine fish, freshwater species
obtain most of the nutrients they need to survive and grow from
their food. Our freshwater formulations provide all of the vitamins
and minerals known to be required by freshwater fish. Like all
of our formulations, it provides ideal PFV (physiological fuel
value) and enhances color and immunity.
HiPro Duraflake HiPro should be fed to young fish and breeding
fish to give them the additional protein they need. Once your
fish have reached the juvenile stage they should be converted
to Freshwater Tropical Duraflakes.
Gold Duraflake The ultimate diet for all varieties of goldfish,
including Lionhead, Orandas, Moors and Ryukans. Ultra Gold Duraflake
will provide all of their nutritional needs and maintain their
bright colors. For baby fish, mix in 50% Freshwater HiPro.
Duraflake is an excellent supplement mix for freshwater
and marine fish. It will improve the intestinal flora of your
fish thereby making them more resistant to bacterial infection.
It has natural pigments (Carotenoids, Chlorophyll and Phuycocyanin)
to make sure that all the colors of your fish stay bright and
vibrant. Spirulina also stimulates production of enzymes that
transport fats within the body. This allows your fish to convert
fat into PFV (physiological fuel value) or growth rather than
flab. The appearance of both fins and skin will often improve
with the introduction of Spirulina Duraflakes, and it often
enhances successful breeding.
HiPro Duraflake This formula is recommended for young rapidly
growing marine fish and carnivores. For omnivorous fish, a combination
of 50% Marine HiPro Duraflake and 50% Spirulina Duraflake is
recommended. Because marine fish live in an environment high
in minerals, a mineral supplement is not added to these feeds.
Leaving out the minerals can actually reduce stress on your
fish. as they would otherwise have to excrete the unneeded minerals.
Duraflake is fomulated from a variety of nutritious plant
ingredients including marine algae and spirulina. It is an excellent
diet for feeding marine and freshwater fish, especially herbivorous
fish that require a high proportion of plant materials in their
(small & medium) is ideal for larger pond dwelling fish.
Both sizes contain the optimum nutrients required by koi and goldfish
to ensure that the fish will retain their health and their bright
(small) Add 50% Spirulina pellets to your koi or cichlid
mix and you will improve the intestinal flora of your fish thereby
making them more resistant to bacterial infection. Spirulina
also stimulates production of enzymes that transport fats within
the body. This allows your fish to convert fat into PFV (physiological
fuel value) or growth rather than flab. The appearance of both
fins and skin will often improve with the introduction of Spirulina
pellets, and it often enhances successful breeding.
(small & medium) Cichlids are among the most colorful
freshwater fish maintained in the home aquarium or backyard
pond. Both sizes of cichild pellet will meet all their nutritional
needs and help bring out those brilliant colors. To enhance
the green, and especially the blue colors, add spriulina pellets
to your mix.
& Plankton Mini-stick (sinking) This product features
an array of highly nutritious ingredients for better digestibility.
It is especially recommended for bottom feeding fish including
catfish, loaches and plecostomus. It is also excellent for feeding
cichilids, oscars and other aquarium fish. A recommended blend
for community aquariums is 50% Shrimp & Plankton Sticks
with 50% AquaDine Spirulina pellets.
DuraDisk Sinking Wafers are made by a process similar to
the one we use to manufacture our superior line of DuraFlake freshwater
and marine foods, however, they are specifically formulated for
feeding bottom and algae eating freshwater and marine fish. They
are excellent for feeding Corydoras and other catfish, Plecostomus,
loaches, and they are well accepted by various herbivorous Cichlids.
DuraDisks have unparalleled benefits over comparative products:
higher protein to carbohydrate ratio, higher levels of preferred
fatty acids (HUFA), added natural color enhancers, and two types
Healthy Pond floating pond sticks are formulated for the daily
feeding of pondfish. Healthy Pond has high digestibility, excellent
floating characteristics, and superior nutrient retention. It
is the preferred all-season food for feeding Koi and Goldfish.
Healthy Pond floating pond sticks are scientifically formulated
with the proper protein-to-carbohydrate ratio. The formula does
not use excessive amounts of highly refined starch ingredients.
Instead it incorporates natural cereal grains, high protein fish
and shrimp ingredients and wheat germ. This superior formula also
includes stabilized vitamin C, several color enhancers including
canthaxanthin and beta-carotene, and it is supplemented with a
multivitamin and mineral supplement mix. Healthy Pond is packaged
in convenient 1 lb., 2.4 lb. and 5 lb. refillable and recyclable
plastic buckets. Refills are individually packaged in plastic
bulk bags. This product is also available in 35 lb. bags.
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HEALDSBURG, CA. 95448
fax (707) 431-7605
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