Hikari, the “originator” of premium aquatic diets has been copied by many, but equaled by none. For over 133 years we’ve spent considerable time exploring natural habitats of fish, breeding fish in our own facilities, producing diets in our own factories and researching the impact our diets have over time. These unique insights into the nutritional needs of fish give a competitive advantage no other fish food maker can duplicate and allow us to produce diets that will not only maintain their health, but assist you in keeping your aquarium & pond in top form. Additionally, the complete control of the production process for each of our diets allows us to provide you with the quality you have come to expect from the leader in aquatic nutrition, worldwide. Use Hikari, because you love your aquatic pets as much as they love you!
Hikari—Japan’s most popular brand offers you quality you can depend on!
Kyorin Co., Ltd., maker of Hikari aquatic diets, calls upon over thirteen decades of ornamental fish-breeding experience to bring you the finest premium aquatic diets available today. Hikari is by far the most popular brand in Japan, a nation known for its fine ornamental fish. Today throughout the world, hobbyists with the health of their pet as their first priority, feed them Hikari.
Hikari’s quality is a direct result of the many activities undertaken to understand fish, their eating habits and their dietary requirements. It all starts with exploration to study the actual habitats of tropical fish. This invaluable experience compliments intensive research by our Hikari Aquatic Laboratory staff. Additionally, our world renowned Yamasaki Koi Farm allows us to use our diets first hand, ever noting the growth and coloration characteristics each one offers. We are also the largest shipper of live tropical and marine fish in all of Japan. So, as you can see, we are not producing diets for the sake of selling merchandise, but rather target the health and longevity of the fish. Focusing on bringing about success to the hobbyist through exacting nutrition has allowed us to develop a brand name synonymous with superior quality!
Utilizing our state-of-the-art facilities, some of which are shown here, Hikari utilizes modern technology to provide you products many have come to depend on. Our exclusive, highly automated factories allow us to control 100% of the manufacturing process. Our experienced staff knows what it takes to maintain our strict quality standards to bring you our world-class diets. Our first hand experience breeding and raising fish, and the scientific data we can collect during this process, give us a clear roadmap for future product improvements and enhancements. Actual experience and physical practice instead of marketing schemes or unproven theory, it’s why Hikari is the market leader in premium aquatic diets!
How can you produce a “premium” aquatic diet without knowing what the fish need to live a long and healthy life? There are countless answers required before the first sample diets can even be tested in the Hikari Aquatic Laboratory. We feel it’s our duty to constantly investigate the natural ecology of fish to make the best food for them. Our exploration to Irian Jaya, Lake Malawi in Africa, Guiana highland, the Indian Ocean, the jungle of Southeast Asia and the Holy River Ayeyawady offer us many secrets to fish health, coloration, and long life.
Our reputation is so strong and creative ability so diverse that Hikari was called upon by NASA to produce a special diet for “Space Shuttle” fish keeping experiments. We’ve used this same creativity for all of Hikari diets we’ve brought to market; our disc type food for plecostomus, Algae Wafers™; our ultra-fine, nutrition packed food for tropical fish, Micro Pellets®; our revolutionary probiotics diet; Saki-Hikari™. We readily accept the challenges required to maintain our market leading position for technology, quality, efficacy, product innovation and package design.