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Old 11-13-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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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?



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Old 11-13-2012, 11:41 PM   #2
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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



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Old 11-13-2012, 11:43 PM   #3
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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.
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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?
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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.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:48 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:35 AM   #7
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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.
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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.
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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!)
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Just picked this up this weekend, cant wait to try it.

hehe... like pickle potatoe chips?
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:44 AM   #11
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Smells like dirty socks to me. It's not yeast or bee pollen, nice guesses though
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:17 AM   #12
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hehe... like pickle potatoe chips?
Dog Gone IT!! Now my mouth is watering!! lol
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:49 AM   #13
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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!
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:57 AM   #14
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so who do i buy this from?
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:11 AM   #15
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so who do i buy this from?
Mordalphus sells it here....he posted in this thread.
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