Hikari First Bites Review

🥇 Hikari First Bites Review

Hikari First Bites are formulated scientifically to provide fry and fingerlings with the appropriate nutritional balance required during their early development stages. This feed is rich in proteins such as premium-select fish meal salient for proper growth.

First bites are useful because they help the young fish develop excellent body form, healthy organ development, and also aid in building up optimum health immunity for both livebearers and egglayers.

Let’s delve into the hikari first bites review

Hikari First Bites Ingredients

The ingredients in the first bites include:  fish meal, rice bran, garlic, DL-methionine, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E supplement, spirulina, dried seaweed meal, Brewers dried yeast, soybean meal, wheat flour, Krill meal, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Vitamins C which has been stabilized), inositol, d-calcium, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, niacin, folic acid, Vitamin D3 supplement, P-aminobenzoic acid, silicon dioxide, monosodium phosphate salt, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulphate, copper sulphate and calcium iodate.

There are so many ingredients in the Hikari first bites offering different nutrients for the fry.

List of Ingredients

Fish Meal, Monosodium Phosphate, Zinc Sulfate, P-Aminobenzoic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, Wheat Flour, Krill Meal, Salt, Calcium Iodate, Biotin, Inositol, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Brewers Dried Yeast, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Stabilized Vitamin C), Magnesium Sulfate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Spirulina, Dried Seaweed Meal, Rice Bran, Astaxanthin, Garlic, Soybean Meal, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Disodium Phosphate,

Ingredients Composition Analysis

  • Crude Protein (min) 48.0%
  • Crude Fat (min) 3.0%
  • Moisture (max) 10.0%
  • Crude Fiber (max) 2.0%
  • Vitamin D3 (min) 1,500 IU/kg
  • Vitamin A (min) 10,000 IU/kg
  • Vitamin E (min) 330 IU/kg
  • Ascorbic Acid (min) 220 mg/kg
  • Phosphorus (min) 1.3%
  • Ash (max) 18.0%

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Feeding Instructions | Guide

It is important to read the feeding instructions on the packaging to ensure you do not overfeed or underfeed the young fish as either of these situations could cause problems.

To get optimum results feed the fish daily as often as may be required but only put in the tank the amount that can be consumed within 2 to 3 minutes. Feeding the fish up to four times daily in portions that can be consumed in about 1 minute time is also a good method. 

Avoid giving larger food quantities for fewer durations as this method may lead to malnutrition. Putting excess food in the tank, more than the fish can consume quickly will degrade the water quality and this is not healthy for your fish.

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.

Always check the “Best before date” date printed on the packaging to ensure the food is still fit for consumption by your Fish. Also remember to store the food containers out of direct sunlight, away from other heat sources and humid conditions to protect the contents from degrading.

The food is most prone to degradation after the container is opened for the first time.


These are feeds for fish with small mouths. The nutritious contents of the ingredients in the meal enable the fish to digest easily without any challenges. The micro-coating in the meal is good for maintaining the integrity of the meal.

Packed pellets offer better value than flakes as smaller fish can easily access the nutrients in the package because of tiny granules in the pellet. Hikari pellets have got soft texture ideal for smaller community tank fish.

The micro pellets semi-floating diet utilizes micro-coating which protects its outstanding nutritional content. This also reduces water clouding. The colored granules are good for easy visibility by the fish beneath the water.

These pellets are also great for use in an Automatic such as the eHeim Automatic Fish feeder.


Baby brine shrimps are brine shrimp eggs which are hatching. It’s easy to hatch the brine eggs and its harvesting is made even easier by the use of a DIY Brine shrimp hatchery. Premium eggs are needed to facilitate this simple process.

The Shrimps are crustaceans, their egg crystals usually swell in water when they become wet. The eggs hatch at 78°F after every 18-24 hours daily. The brine neither eats nor processes food due to its incomplete digestive and excretory system. These factors clearly give Hikari bites and a Greta edge over the baby brine shrimp.

Hikari first bites are feeds for fries and young filter feeders such as bamboo Hikari Bites have got;

  • Rich-freshly harvested ingredients and nutrition
  • They are good for live-bearers and egg-laying fish
  • They are semi-floating to facilitate fine feeding habits
  • Is produced under low heat which prevents the dispersion of efficient vitamins, nutrients and amino acids needed for the sustenance of your fry.
  • It’s also a disease resistance for the fries

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