Anybody know what's actually in EBIKEN EI? - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
hedge_fund's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 3,404
Anybody know what's actually in EBIKEN EI?

I have three different baby foods (powders) that I feed my shrimp daily: Shirakura Chi Ebi, BorneoWild Bebi and Ebiken EI.

Ebiken EI is the only baby food that makes all my shrimp go crazy searching for the powder. As soon as I put some in the tank all the shrimp descend to the bottom of the tank and start picking between my Akadama.

Anybody know what's actually in it? I tried searching and all it says is that it's beneficial bacteria. It actually smells like hot cocoa.

Can anybody read this?



hedge_fund is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 11:41 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
GeToChKn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by hedge_fund View Post
I have three different baby foods (powders) that I feed my shrimp daily: Shirakura Chi Ebi, BorneoWild Bebi and Ebiken EI.

Ebiken EI is the only baby food that makes all my shrimp go crazy searching for the powder. As soon as I put some in the tank all the shrimp descend to the bottom of the tank and start picking between my Akadama.

Anybody know what's actually in it? I tried searching and all it says is that it's beneficial bacteria. It actually smells like hot cocoa.

Can anybody read this?
At last, I'm not the only one that thinks it smells like hot chocolate!!!

I used to feed bioplus and didn't notice any results one way or another but since I've been feeding the EI, I can see a difference in baby size growing up. Some of my babies that seemed stunted before and didn't grow forever have been growing nicely.

On a side note, I'll be stalking my mailman tomorrow morning waiting for this




20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.

Sump Pimp #2

My Tanks and my shrimps
GeToChKn is offline  
post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 11:43 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
ravensgate's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,189
My shrimp lose their little skrimpy minds over it. Mine doesn't smell like hot cocoa though. Maybe cocoa with no sweetener added. LOL! Smells a bit yeasty to me. I've fed a few baby foods (BW Bebi, Mosura Biolplus and the Ebiken EI) and nothing gets the response the EI does. And that's everybody, babies and adults included.
ravensgate is offline  
post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
hedge_fund's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 3,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeToChKn View Post
At last, I'm not the only one that thinks it smells like hot chocolate!!!

I used to feed bioplus and didn't notice any results one way or another but since I've been feeding the EI, I can see a difference in baby size growing up. Some of my babies that seemed stunted before and didn't grow forever have been growing nicely.

On a side note, I'll be stalking my mailman tomorrow morning waiting for this

Very nice. Do your adult shrimp go crazy too when you dose the EI? It seems that everyone gets in on the action. I've also got even more berried shrimp recently but not sure if that's the effect of me raising the temp from 72 to 74.5 or whether it's the EI (these are the two things that I recently changed).

What did you order from Ebiken?
hedge_fund is offline  
post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
hedge_fund's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 3,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by ravensgate View Post
My shrimp lose their little skrimpy minds over it. Mine doesn't smell like hot cocoa though. Maybe cocoa with no sweetener added. LOL! Smells a bit yeasty to me. I've fed a few baby foods (BW Bebi, Mosura Biolplus and the Ebiken EI) and nothing gets the response the EI does. And that's everybody, babies and adults included.
Nice, that's exactly what mine do.
hedge_fund is offline  
post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 11:48 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
GeToChKn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by hedge_fund View Post

What did you order from Ebiken?
Have to wait for pics tomorrow. lol.


As for whats in it, I don't know but the shrimp like it. He did a good job with the product I think.

20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.

Sump Pimp #2

My Tanks and my shrimps
GeToChKn is offline  
post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:35 AM
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 12,490
I don't know for sure but it smells a lot like brewer's yeast, soy, bee pollen. Occasionally I get a hint of a kelp smell, as well.
somewhatshocked is offline  
post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:36 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
GeToChKn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
I don't know for sure but it smells a lot like brewer's yeast, soy, bee pollen. Occasionally I get a hint of a kelp smell, as well.
Good nose, all I get is hot chocolate. lol. Whatever it is, 1/4 scoop just got 30+ CRS/CBS/goldens out and all over the substrate within 5 mins.

20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.

Sump Pimp #2

My Tanks and my shrimps
GeToChKn is offline  
post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:39 AM
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 12,490
It does kinda smell like 49th Parallell hot chocolate, I'll give you that. (Yet another thing you fancy Canadians get but we don't!)
somewhatshocked is offline  
post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:40 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
acitydweller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 7,695
Just picked this up this weekend, cant wait to try it.

hehe... like pickle potatoe chips?

"I am Groot", the faithful protector
acitydweller is offline  
post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:44 AM
These pants? are fancy.
 
mordalphus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 7,997
Smells like dirty socks to me. It's not yeast or bee pollen, nice guesses though
mordalphus is offline  
post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 01:17 AM
Planted Member
 
Aquasapien69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
Posts: 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by acitydweller View Post
hehe... like pickle potatoe chips?
Dog Gone IT!! Now my mouth is watering!! lol
Aquasapien69 is offline  
post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 01:49 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Senior Shrimpo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 880
It smells kinda funky to me, but yea I've noticed it spreads over water before sinking, which really helps distribute it everywhere.

My shrimp love it too. they only get super frisky when they're molting, or I give them Ei!
Senior Shrimpo is offline  
post #14 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 01:57 AM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: charlotte NC
Posts: 279
so who do i buy this from?
nightshadebel is offline  
post #15 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
hedge_fund's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 3,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by nightshadebel View Post
so who do i buy this from?
Mordalphus sells it here....he posted in this thread.
hedge_fund is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome