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Sourcing pure algae wafers?

Neither the specialty LFS nor the big box pet stores carries pure algae wafers anymore nor knows where to source them. Even the online nerite source doesn't have anything like that. Sure, I can blanch veggies for the nerites and shrimp, but need something easy the houseminder can drop in when we're away. Any suggestions?
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You can try everything Aquatic. They make all their own foods and medicines.

http://store.everythingaquatic.net/p...fer-diet-p-137


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Thanks but those contain fish meal and fish oil like everything else I've looked into.

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For small amounts for shrimp I go to @Somewhatshocked 's pure veggie foods but for fish it would get pricey. I'm not aware of a big manufacturer who makes and all vegetable algae wafer at all. I'm in the same boat wanting such foods for plecos and have considered just making my own with duckweed and veggies. Here's a recipe if interested in DIY:
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I'm frickin' astounded there's a use for duckweed - it's like finding a use for leprosy.


I'll track down a link for SWS's products later - it's just for the snails and shrimp. Thanks!

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Sera has pure algae wafers. Might even find something on Amazon or Ebay?
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I feed these and I use their flake food . Seems to be good for my fish....

https://www.yourfishstuff.com/veggie-wafers-1-4

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Unfortunately it has fish meal as one of the main ingredients though.

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Sera has pure algae wafers. Might even find something on Amazon or Ebay?
Can you link me that Sera product? All I can find either have fish and shrimp meal early on, or have no ingredient panel in English.

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My apologies, the one I'm thinking of is Sera Spirulina Tabs, which does have fishmeal in them, as the second ingredient. Spirulina is supposedly the first, making up 27% of the total ingredients.

https://www.sera.de/en/product/fresh...pirulina-tabs/


Another product is Spirulina Tabs Nature... it has more algae in it

https://www.sera.de/en/product/fresh...a-tabs-nature/


And their fry food has higher amounts...

https://www.sera.de/en/product/fresh...micron-nature/


I also have straight spirulina powder with nothing added to it.
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For small amounts for shrimp I go to @somewhatshocked 's pure veggie foods but for fish it would get pricey. I'm not aware of a big manufacturer who makes and all vegetable algae wafer at all. I'm in the same boat wanting such foods for plecos and have considered just making my own with duckweed and veggies. Here's a recipe if interested in DIY:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi8QMQlJq3o
Interesting, I had no idea Jake mades his own shrimp food. @somewhatshocked I don't suppose you ship internationally?


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You may want to consider Jayc's algae powder + agar recipe on skfaquatics. It basically makes algae jello and you can add whatever wonder ingredients you want.
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Has anyone fed their shrimps Nori?
I have not, but used to feed my reef tank and Tropheus tanks this stuff back in the day. I just ripped a piece and stuck it in the tank with a veggie clip.

May be something to look into?, they're just sheets of straight up seaweed (algae) sold for rolling sushi.

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There's a 'fish version' of nori available...

https://www.amazon.com/Omega-One-Veg...dp/B0037LYU5U/
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