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So I just started shrimp keeping. I have RCS and I am testing out foods that people seem to recommend often.

The top three foods that my shrimp go nuts for so far is Borneowild Frenzy, Barley and Repashy Shrimp Souffle. It seems they like Borneo Shield and Bebi, but that's a little harder to determine for me. I still have some other products to test out.

The shrimp seem to prefer the Repashy Shrimp Souffle the most so far, and the fact that a jar of Repashy will last me a year, that's a great thing.

What foods do your shrimp like?




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Shrimp Souffle is high in protein so be cautious and don't feed more than once or twice a week because it can lead to molting problems (too fast of growth, can lead to death).

Shrimp like 'fresh' foods so they will often fall in love with the freshest bag you open....then a few months later not care for it or not as much. Every time you open the bag/bottle air gets in and makes food 'stale' and they may not go for it like they did when it was 'fresh'. I keep my foods in the fridge when I have room and only keep out a small portion to feed from for the next 1-2 months. Just because shrimp are scavengers that doesn't mean they want stale food (before anyone comes back with that 'scavenger' remark).

Mine love fresh foods like stinging nettle, green walnut leaves, baby kale and baby spinach. As far as dry foods they love the new Graze, Ultra Supple and Shrimp King complete...more than likely because those are the most recent foods I've purchased and are fresh;)


Barley they love regardless of how old it is, they also adore Ebiken EI and Earthworm Powder at all times. Oh and Bee pollen. I have about 40 different foods in my arsenal so I never feed the same thing more than once a week;)

Be aware that some foods have attractants in them that cause the shrimp to swarm and then they settle down and ignore the food. Foods high in chitin can reproduce the mating frenzy behavior (like Gravidas) which can also lead to premature molting.
 

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Shrimp Souffle is high in protein so be cautious and don't feed more than once or twice a week because it can lead to molting problems (too fast of growth, can lead to death).

Shrimp like 'fresh' foods so they will often fall in love with the freshest bag you open....then a few months later not care for it or not as much. Every time you open the bag/bottle air gets in and makes food 'stale' and they may not go for it like they did when it was 'fresh'. I keep my foods in the fridge when I have room and only keep out a small portion to feed from for the next 1-2 months. Just because shrimp are scavengers that doesn't mean they want stale food (before anyone comes back with that 'scavenger' remark).

Mine love fresh foods like stinging nettle, green walnut leaves, baby kale and baby spinach. As far as dry foods they love the new Graze, Ultra Supple and Shrimp King complete...more than likely because those are the most recent foods I've purchased and are fresh;)


Barley they love regardless of how old it is, they also adore Ebiken EI and Earthworm Powder at all times. Oh and Bee pollen. I have about 40 different foods in my arsenal so I never feed the same thing more than once a week;)

Be aware that some foods have attractants in them that cause the shrimp to swarm and then they settle down and ignore the food. Foods high in chitin can reproduce the mating frenzy behavior (like Gravidas) which can also lead to premature molting.
I'm feeding twice dry and once veggie a week right now that plus tank algae. in a few days I will drop in some blanched spinach. They did okay with blanched zucchini. I still need to try a ton of different veggies.

I better start buying food in the smallest amount available in light of the freshness that you mentioned.

How do you feed the bee pollen? or is it an ingredient in another product?
 

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Good color, fresh taste (slightly sweet, not bitter), you can Google 'fresh bee pollen tips' and probably get a list of things to look for. I don't care about local...my shrimp aren't from Tennessee so being local is useless to me. I use RO water so local water isn't even applicable to me and my shrimp;) If I want to eat it myself I choose local but my shrimp don't care. If you have organic food stores around or vitamin stores they would probably carry it or get it online on Ebay. It's super cheap and last forever. I throw a ton of it out every year.
 

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Good color, fresh taste (slightly sweet, not bitter), you can Google 'fresh bee pollen tips' and probably get a list of things to look for. I don't care about local...my shrimp aren't from Tennessee so being local is useless to me. I use RO water so local water isn't even applicable to me and my shrimp;) If I want to eat it myself I choose local but my shrimp don't care. If you have organic food stores around or vitamin stores they would probably carry it or get it online on Ebay. It's super cheap and last forever. I throw a ton of it out every year.
Good to know. Ebay sounds like an easy avenue for procurement.
 

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There is a honey farm a mile from my home where I purchase my bee pollen-Bennett's Honey Farm in Fillmore CA they have a website to view their products. There's a number on the website to order and have it shipped.
 

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I think everybody has a slightly different opinion. there are so many great foods out there now including fresh veggies.

really cant go wrong with a quality food and some fresh veggies.

just remember though a majority of their food is already contained within a healthy tank, foods we supply are a great bonus for them.


I'm very much into trying different brands, like ravensgate i probably have about 40 different options at this point.
I tend to lean on veggies and some baby powder/bacteria food, standards on my list.
 

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I didn't even think about bloodworms. Still have a ton of frozen foods from when I had fish.

Do you think they will eat spirulina brine shrimp?

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they will. they will eat anything.
i feed mine veggies, fresh or frozen; eggs, turkey, fish fillets, fish food of any kind,dry or frozen, koi pellets, liver paste, oatmeal,...
 
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