Blue Ridge Koi Probiotic Plus Koi and Goldfish Food is the same Growth Formula that you depend on, enhanced with Primalac probiotic, vitamin C and montmorillonite clay to keep your Koi and Goldfish healthy and thriving.
The Probiotic Plus additives provide
- Increased immunity to bacterial infection, reducing the chances your Koi fall victim to ulcer disease, fin rot and tail rot
- Improved digestion
- Increased growth rates
- Enhanced coloring, including deeper reds and crisper whites
- Essential minerals and trace elements that are typically filtered out of municipal water sources
Read on for information and studies detailing how these added enhancements help to prevent bacterial infection and keep your fish happy and healthy.
Primalac is a powerful probiotic used in food intended for livestock and pets as well as aquaculture. Primalac works by maintaining an optimal microbial balance of good bacteria over pathogenic bacteria, increasing growth, health and immunity.
The single greatest benefit for Koi hobbyists is the increased immunity to bacterial infection, which significantly lowers the possibility of your Koi falling victim to ulcer disease, fin rot and tail rot.
Primalac also helps your Koi get the most out of their food, increasing your food conversion rate and growth rate.
Take a look at these studies for more in-depth information on the benefits of Primalac.
Summary: Common Carp which were regularly fed Primalac formula exhibited increased resistance to bacterial infection when challenged with Aeromonas spp., the causative agents of Ulcerative Disease of Carp.
Summary: Diet supplemented with Primalac improved food conversion rate, yield and survival rate in tilapia.
Summary: Caspian Roach fed varying levels of Primalac displayed improved growth performance, including final weight, weight gain and specific growth rate. The group fed the highest level of Primalac had significantly improved condition factor and food conversion rate.
Vitamin C has long been known as an important part of a healthy diet for many organisms. Fish fed with vitamin C enhanced foods repeatedly show improved growth, physiology and immunity.
Summary: Fish fed a vitamin C supplemented diet showed higher specific growth rate compared with control fish. Different haematological and serological parameters along with non-specific immune parameters were influenced by vitamin C supplementation. Higher levels of dietary vitamin C significantly enhanced protection against Aeromonas hydrophilia infection compared with controls.
Summary: Vitamin C in conjunction with dietary nano selenium showed significantly improved growth, feeding and physiological parameters of juvenile mahseer.
Summary: Dietary vitamin C beneficially affects the skin mucus immune parameters and growth performance of Caspian roach fry.
Summary: Fish fed vitamin C enhanced food exhibited significant improvement in growth, survival, haemotological indices, brain AChE, live glycogen and oxidative enzyme activity.
Montmorillonite clay, also known as koi clay, has long been heralded as an important additive for Koi and Koi ponds.
Most hobbyists have a municipal water source for their pond. Cities and towns filter minerals and trace elements out of these water sources. These minerals and trace elements are important for a health pond and healthy fish, and can be added back to the water using montmorillonite clay.
Benefits of montmorillonite clay include:
- increases and strengthens the beneficial bacteria in your pond and filter
- improves digestion in your fish
- helps the coloring of Koi, producing deeper reds and crisper whites
- attracts and absorbs toxins such as heavy metals, free radicals and pesticides
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