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What fruit and vegetables do you feed your shrimp?

 

 

I have tried rinsed peas and corn  from the can and sliced tomato .

 

Other things I have tried which they ignored was tiny bit of raw yam and avocado.

 

 

thanks

My neo's and bee shrimp like Asian pears if they can get past the snails.

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I use simple, cheap & affordable thawed out mushy peas.  High nutrient value, easy to feed & absorb medication or supplements.

By the way, Pokeshrimp started this informative thread also.  :thumbsu:

http://www.shrimpspot.com/index.php?/topic/5029-free-food/?hl=%2Bfree+%2Bfood

Thanks it was very good reading with lots good ideas .

 

I particularly liked what Soothing said about shrimp changing color due to food as heard that before .

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Not saying don't do it, heh, but be careful feeding sugary foods.  It can cause bacterial blooms.

Good reminder.

I was feeding 'small' amounts with no issues. But as an added safety measure, I now soak 'sugary' foods in a separate container of water before adding to the tank.

 

For the yam, I definitely think you should cook it first. Boil, bake, poach/braise.

I have also found that they are not always interested in eating the food right away. It needs to get to a certain state of breakdown, and then... lookout!

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I purchased some organic Kale, boiled it for ~5 minutes so it would be easier for the shrimp to eat and just in case something was on the kale.

I put the cooked kale on some paper towels to dry with the intention to then freeze it but when I check on it later on it was dry and crisp. It looked and felt just like the Amaranth you get from Tantora.

I tried it with my RCS first and they were all over it. I have since feed it to my CRS/CBS, Tigers and TB. All seem to really like it and for $2.00 for a good bunch of kale you can't beat it.

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I grow it in my garden, so I know exactly what it has been expose to. You can blanch it, blot it and squish it flat then freeze it. When I want to use it I break a piece off, toss it in a small cup of water and microwave it. Let it cool and toss it in.

For people it also works as an additive in stews, stir frys and fried rice.

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We buy them at costco all the time.

Asian pears are delicious .

 

When I said I had them in Korea but not since than ,I got them confused with kumquats.

 

My wife is going to pick up some Asian pears tomorrow because now I have a hankering for them , lol .

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