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Old 03-07-2016, 12:23 PM   #1
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What veggies and fruit can I feed my shrimp

I like to feed my shrimp a range of foods and was wondering what veggies and fruits can I feed?


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I feed blanched spinach, kale, cucumber, butternut squash, pumpkin, courgette, pears, apples, peas, broccoli, bean sprouts and banana.

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+1 to all of those mentioned! Quite fun seeing a shrimp swarm on a blanched spinach leaf!

You can feed all of those foods to your shrimp but it's extremely important to remove freshly prepared foods like those from the aquarium at MOST 2 hours after you put it in or you're risking fouling the water and losing shrimp.

If you want to vary the diet, there are a lot of different shrimp pellets with different compositions that you can buy and they hold up a lot better in the tank. I recommend Shirakura Ebi Dama and Han's Pellet food. The shrimp are also eating the biofilm, algae, and microfauna in the tank and are likely already getting a complete diet with those unless you are breeding a lot of shrimp.

Oh and don't forget some mineral stones or cuttlebone to complete their nutrition. Molting problems will pop up over time without this.

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