Shrimp Snowflake 35g

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Shrimp Snowflake 35g

Natural Habitat for Freshwater Shrimp

Dwarf freshwater shrimp have become increasingly popular as algae eaters, general scavengers and for many aquarists, interesting additions to desktop “nano” aquariums and natural planted biotopes. From the basic ghost shrimp (Palaemonetes paludosus) that are typically sold as feeder shrimp, to the well-known Amano or algae-eating shrimp (Caridina multidentata), to the popular red cherry shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda), to crystal and bee shrimp (Caridina cantonensis), to the filter-feeding bamboo shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis), the list of shrimp for aquarists to consider continues to grow. Regardless of one’s budget or experience level, dwarf freshwater shrimp offer something unique and truly different for aquarists with small to medium-sized aquariums.

 

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Description

Shrimp snowflake 35g  from OG Shrimp is made from soybean shells. The soybean shells provide a growth media for Mycelia which is the vegetative part of a fungi.  Mycelia contains proteins, amino acids, fats, and other beneficial nutrients for shrimp.

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU FEED YOUR SHRIMP?

 

What should you feed your shrimp?

Many people wonder what exactly they should be feeding their shrimp. The good news is the preferred food for shrimp is biofilm, which is literally grows on every surface in a healthy and cycled aquarium. Biofilm is a collection of microorganisms that is anchored on a surface in an aqueous environment. While biofilm is an excellent source of food for shrimp, particularly young shrimp, as the shrimp population grows there will come a time when m is no longer able to sustain the population. When this happens you will need to start feeding your shrimp.

Shrimp will eat a variety of foods. I have personally fed my shrimp the following:

Of the foods I have fed I prefer the Mosura, BorneoWild, and Shirakura foods the most. They are designed for shrimp and hold their form in water and don’t break apart as quickly which will pollute the water. I also like cucumbers as a slice will stay good in the water for several days and the shrimp seem to enjoy them.

If anyone has any special recipes of their homemade shrimp food or any other types of food they have fed their shrimp please contact me and let me know and I will add it to the article.

How much and how often should you feed your shrimp?

The most important thing to remember when feeding shrimp is it is ALWAYS better to under-feed then over-feed. When the population of shrimp is small, you won’t need to feed them at all as they will feed off the available biofilm. If you try feeding your shrimp when the population is low and there is enough biofilm, your shrimp will probably completely ignore any food you add. As the population grows, you can try feeding your shrimp a small amount of food to see if they will eat it. Make sure to remove the food if your shrimp are not eating it within an hour. I would suggest trying Mosura or Borneowild to start because shrimp readily eat it once the biofilm runs out. Most importantly, these foods hold their shape for hours when submerged, allowing for easy removal of any uneaten portions. Hikari Crab & Lobster Bites and Kens premium sinking sticks both disintegrate in water quickly making them impossible to remove without a gravel vacuum. The tiny particles that get into the substrate will also lead to planaria, flat worms, and other undesirables.

Once your shrimp start eating the food you give them, you can start feeding them several times a week. You should only feed them what they will eat in a few hours. You will have to try various amounts to find out the right amount. I suggest starting low and slowing increasing the amount. Overfeeding will result in poor water quality and ultimately the death of the shrimp.

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Weight250 g

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