Premium protein-rich flake food ideal for all aquarium Discus fish. Seachem NutriDiet Discus Discus Flakes high boast diverse ingredients to ensure quality Discus nutrition. Rich assortment of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C support overall growth and health. Contains Chlorella algae for superior natural nutrition and GarlicGuard to attract finicky eaters, enhance palatability, and provide natural protection against bacterial and parasitic infections. Added probiotics maximize nutrient uptake, enhance immune function, and reduce aquarium waste.
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Ingredients: Whole Fish Meal, Wheat Flour, Squid, Wheat Gluten, Soy Protein Concentrate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Wheat Middlings, Xanthophyll, Fish Oil, Soy Lecithin, Earthworms, Chlorella Algae, Garlic, Iron Oxide, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Stabilized Vitamin C, Inositol, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine HCL, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite, Choline Chloride, Calcium Propionate, Beta Carotene, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus lichenformis, and Bacillus pumilus.
Probiotics: 2,000,000 CFU/g (B. subtilis, B. lichenformis, B. pumilus) time release
Feed 1-3 times daily. Feed as much as the fish will consume in three minutes of feeding.
It is an attractive food source because, and has been deemed a "Super-Food" as it is high in protein and other essential nutrients. When dried; it is about 45% protein, 20% fat, 20% carbohydrate, 5% fiber, and abundant in minerals and vitamins and satisfies all of the requirements of a healthy and balanced fish diet as established by the National Academy of Sciences. It is the highest-known source of chlorophyll.
While these are all beneficial, the greatest value of Chlorella lies in a fascinating ingredient called Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF). CGF is a water soluble nucleotide-peptide complex found only in Chlorella. It is responsible for the rapid rate of growth of the alga. Experiments with microorganisms and animals have shown that CGF promotes faster than normal growth without adverse side effects by naturally catalyzing the DNA to RNA to protein conversion. It stimulates tissue repair and protects cells against some toxic by-products of rapid growth.
The process used in preparing Seachem Chlorella products has been specially designed to maximize the CGF content retained in the final product. The effects of CFG are only observed in algae whose cell walls have been perforated, as the wall is composed of material that cannot be readily digested. The Seachem protocol breaks open the cell wall, allowing the cell contents to be fully available for digestion.
Probiotics are microorganisms that when consumed, confer several health benefits. Seachem use these ingredients to allow all of the NutriDiets to be much more digestible with the use of less energy by the fish. This also means that the foods are more completely digested. This maximizes nutrient uptake while at the same time reducing waste into the system. Maximized nutrient uptake also enhances immune function.
Seachem's garlic-based product is added to all of the NutriDiet flakes to enhance palatability with all fish. GarlicGuard also has natural anti bacterial and anti parasitic qualities that can enhance overall fish health long term.
Garlic has been found to enhance thiamin absorption, and therefore reduces the likelihood for developing thiamin deficiency. It also has a high vitamin C content. It has shown promise as a medication in combatting protozoal disease.
Allium sativum yields allicin, an antibiotic and antifungal compound (phytoncide). Garlic also affords the sulfur-containing compounds alliin, ajoene, diallyl polysulfides, vinyldithiins, and S-allylcysteine. Furthermore, it contains a phytoalexin (allixin), a compound with antioxidant effects, antimicrobial effects, and antitumor promoting effects. In addition, garlic has substantial amounts of beta-carotene, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc, manganese and selenium.
Vitamin C is a cofactor in the processes necessary for the formation of connective tissue, scar tissue in wound repair, and bone matrix. Vitamin C is difficult for fish to acquire in natural diets but is critical in addressing healing and growth issues in many fish. Vitamin C also allows for enhanced immune function.
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For over three decades, Seachem has been a company rooted in sound science. Their experience in the hobby and an educated staff of chemists and biologists are part of the package when you purchase Seachem products. Seachem remains as one of the few surviving independent and privately owned pet care companies. Seachem is owned and operated by hobbyists. All Seachem employees are hobbyists who maintain aquariums at home and at the office. Seachem itself was started because one such hobbyist found the available solutions to aquarists' problems wanting. This resulted in Seachem's very first product: Cupraplex™ (today known as Cupramine™). Over thirty years later Seachem is still approaching old problems in a new way that outperform the already high standards we've set with the Seachem line. Seachem is committed to maintaining that optimization.