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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Powdered spirulina for shrimplets?

My go to powdered food right now is powdered spirulina, shaken with tank water and put into the tank in front of the filter outflow. Does anyone have experience using just this as a baby food? I have tons on hand so it's much cheaper for me than buying a specialized Mosura or Bornerowild food.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 09:21 PM
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I use it in a mix with earthworm powder, bee pollen and pleco cain. But i do not think it is a complete baby food. I would suggest EI as the best, I also use bebi and like it as well. Bio Plus is good also

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That would be great, but what makes babies grow fast is protein.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 12:19 AM
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Spirulina is actually 60% protein and a complete protein at that.

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I was able to raise 150+ cardinal shrimps with spirulina only. Best is to mix it with shrimpton or shirakura baby food.
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