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Shrimp => Neocaridina => Topic started by: sabertooth on December 27, 2018, 08:27:00 pm

Title: My Kitchen Rules (MKR) | What Food Are Your Shrimp Currently Eating?
Post by: sabertooth on December 27, 2018, 08:27:00 pm
Like everybody I want to give my little shrimpies the best food I can but some they will just not eat leaving me with bags of expensive food just to feed to the snails. So i have started this post to find out what food you have fed to you neo shrimp that they go crazy over.

What i have tried to date, ranked from best to worst:
- 1 Cholla Wood - The shrimp absolutely love the "Cholla" not only to hide in but constantly graze on it to the extent i find wood shavings in the bottom of my tank.
- 2 Hikari Algae Wafers - They swarm to this like kids in a lolly shop. that's great as its super cheap.
- 3 Mironeukton Mineral Powder - They devour this like its going to be their last meal.
- 4 Cucumber - Peeled cucumber, partially cooked or blanched cucumber seems to be a hit.
- 5 Australian Raw Bee Pollen - Fed sparingly but devoured pretty quickly.   
- 6 Snow flake food (soybean) - They seem to love to rip it apart and spread it around the tank not sure if they really eat it as the pile just seems to gets larger not smaller.
- 7 Benibachi Bee Balls - Always a shrimp on the ball.
- 8 Indian Almond Leaves - Only the odd shrimp graze on this. I am not finding IAL skelitons at the bottom of my tank like you seem to see on all the youtube vids.
- 9 Hikari Crab Cusine - Just ends up being fed to the snails.
- 10 Hikari Shrimp Cuisine - another snail food.
Title: Re: My Kitchen Rules (MKR) | What Food Are Your Shrimp Currently Eating?
Post by: morgan16 on December 27, 2018, 09:22:00 pm
I am new to keeping shrimp and I am feeding the Hikari Shrimp Cuisine because a lady at the pet shop recommended it, but I can't say they really jump at it. My red cherries probably like the bit of small sinking betta pellets that I give them now and then, more. I also put in some blanched carrot and they do seem to enjoy that with half a dozen little shrimpies all sitting on it and munching away. I am going to try some of your suggestions and see what happens and report back here when I know something more, thanks for the tips.
Title: Re: My Kitchen Rules (MKR) | What Food Are Your Shrimp Currently Eating?
Post by: tva351 on December 30, 2018, 01:06:13 am
Morgan16 get yourself some soybean husks. A bag is cheap and will last months. But you must vary their diet and also ad ;)d Indian Almond Leaves which the shrimp love. If you look at underwater photos of where shrimp live in the wild, the bottom is covered in leaf litter which is what they eat.
Title: Re: My Kitchen Rules (MKR) | What Food Are Your Shrimp Currently Eating?
Post by: tva351 on January 24, 2019, 12:27:55 am
The absolute best food to feed your shrimp is Bacter AE. It is basically biofilm in a bottle. Best food to increase the survival rate of shrimplets without a doubt. I use it religiously 3 times a week. Do not feed as much as they say on the bottle. I feed half of what is recommended on the bottle. On the other days I just feed "solid" foods (dried spinach, shrimp king pellet food, soya husks, etc).
I hope this advice helps not only newcomers but also experienced shrimp keepers aswell. Happy Shrimpin'.
Title: Re: My Kitchen Rules (MKR) | What Food Are Your Shrimp Currently Eating?
Post by: Girrig on January 27, 2019, 01:26:15 am
Mainly feed my guys boss aquaria boss booster and baby powder. They absolutely love it.

Also I use azoo max growth and max breed. They go absolutely bolistic for it
Title: Re: My Kitchen Rules (MKR) | What Food Are Your Shrimp Currently Eating?
Post by: sabertooth on January 29, 2019, 05:20:02 pm
Bought some shrimp pops over the weekend for my neo's and they are just loving them, this would have to be on of the only times i have seen nearly every shrimp in my tank munching at the same time.
Title: Re: My Kitchen Rules (MKR) | What Food Are Your Shrimp Currently Eating?
Post by: Girrig on February 04, 2019, 01:09:17 am
Quote from: tva351 on January 24, 2019, 12:27:55 am
The absolute best food to feed your shrimp is Bacter AE. It is basically biofilm in a bottle. Best food to increase the survival rate of shrimplets without a doubt. I use it religiously 3 times a week. Do not feed as much as they say on the bottle. I feed half of what is recommended on the bottle. On the other days I just feed "solid" foods (dried spinach, shrimp king pellet food, soya husks, etc).
I hope this advice helps not only newcomers but also experienced shrimp keepers aswell. Happy Shrimpin'.


Anyone have a reliable Australia supplier of BacterAE?
Title: Re: My Kitchen Rules (MKR) | What Food Are Your Shrimp Currently Eating?
Post by: morgan16 on February 04, 2019, 08:57:12 am
Quote from: sabertooth on January 29, 2019, 05:20:02 pm
Bought some shrimp pops over the weekend for my neo's and they are just loving them, this would have to be on of the only times i have seen nearly every shrimp in my tank munching at the same time.


Sabertooth, what are shrimp pops please?
Title: Re: My Kitchen Rules (MKR) | What Food Are Your Shrimp Currently Eating?
Post by: sabertooth on February 07, 2019, 05:08:09 pm
They are an Algae Stick often called shrimp lollies.got them from here>> https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Beeshrimp-Pops-for-bee-shrimp-cherry-shrimp-Dwarf-shrimp-Shrimpy-Pops/182219032965?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Beeshrimp-Pops-for-bee-shrimp-cherry-shrimp-Dwarf-shrimp-Shrimpy-Pops/182219032965?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)
Title: Re: My Kitchen Rules (MKR) | What Food Are Your Shrimp Currently Eating?
Post by: morgan16 on February 12, 2019, 08:32:43 am
Quote from: sabertooth on February 07, 2019, 05:08:09 pm
They are an Algae Stick often called shrimp lollies.got them from here>> https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Beeshrimp-Pops-for-bee-shrimp-cherry-shrimp-Dwarf-shrimp-Shrimpy-Pops/182219032965?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Beeshrimp-Pops-for-bee-shrimp-cherry-shrimp-Dwarf-shrimp-Shrimpy-Pops/182219032965?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Thank you sabertooth, ima get some.  :-*