TRUE COLORS: FISH FOOD FOR VIBRANT HUES
On June 28 in Pasay City, Hikari launched a new product called Vibra Bites with flying colors -- pun intended. Keita Harada of Hikari International talked about the new feed’s carefully-selected ingredients and nutrients meant to bring out the brilliant color of fish. “We are always serious [about] the quality,” said Harada.
The unique worm shape of Vibra Bites allows it to move with the current the same way live food does, enticing fish to ingest it. Regular use of this feed improves the color of fish in 20 to 30 days. “I was surprised with the results . . . [the color of fish] really developed a lot,” said Abet Verches, owner of Animal Pet Shop and Koihub. “My farm has been using Hikari for quite some time and we’re very happy with this product because the koi that we’re growing have vibrant colors, [including] my tortoise and turtles,” added Jimi Lim, owner of Congo Charlie and Koi Village Pet Mall. Entitled Bites, Beats, and Booze, the launch lived up to its name, with drinks and an all-you-caneat buffet made available to all guests. Ramonne Rodriguez, former contestant of The Voice of The Philippines, entertained guests with a musical performance
1. Jaime “Jimi” Lim of Congo Charlie and Koi Village 2. Keita Harada of Hikari International 3. Abet Verches of Animal Pet Shop and Koihub
4. (L to R) Angel Ampil, Keita Harada, Ivan Que of Q-mark, and Jeffrey Lim of Animal Scene 5. Yo Iguares of the Office of the Philippine Association of Gold Fish Enthusiasts and the Philippine Cichlid Club 6. Christian James Sy Reyes of Arowana Owners Club Philippines 7. Rafael Jacob Que, Hazel Que, Kirby Ongsue, and Jacquelyn Ong Tan 8. Jimi Lim, Ching Ka Lee and Carter Lee of Advance Hobbyist Genetic Breeding Station, Inc.