This shrimp food is designed for all aquarium shrimp including the adults and the young.It’s also suitable for all species of shrimp and crayfish including the very common Cherry Shrimp and Crystal Red Shrimp.
As the name suggests this shrimp foods main ingredient is Nettle which is absolutely packed with vitamins and minerals which are essential for health shrimp to grow.
Nettle Mix Shrimp Food Benefits
Nettles (Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica) is one of the most nutrient dense and vitamin-rich plants in Europe thus making it a super food, It also contains formic acid which helps to prevent bacterial infections in the shrimp. When you are stung by nettles this is where the sting feeling comes from.
Pollen is loaded with minerals and vitamins with an added benefit that it actually lasts a very long time unlike other sources of nutrients that tend to decay over time. Pollen is also the perfect size because of the micro grains its made up of for baby shrimp to eat.
Beta-Glucans which is an immune system mobilizer, what this means in laymen terms is that Beta- Glucans supercharge your Immune system to make it work more efficiently, for the shrimp this means less energy spent on fighting disease and more time being healthy and producing babies.
Montmorillonite clay is rich in mineral content which helps with body function of the Shrimp with an added benefit, the Montmorillonite has a high cation exchange rate meaning its ability to absorb impurities like toxins and heavy metals from the water.
Now with added Citric Acid which helps to preserve the food but also helps fight bacterial infections from the inside. see more here Stopping bacterial infections in Shrimp.Remember the old saying ” An apple a day keeps the Doctor away ” well it turns out there is truth in it.
Organic Chlorella Algae , Grown in freshwater and nourished by the sun our cracked wall organic Chlorella powder originates in the south China Sea, Harvested and hand washed and then put through a fast drying process to capture maximum nutritional content, Contains a wide range spectrum of mineral and vitamins including Vitamin B1, B2, B3, Folate Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc
70% of a shrimps natural diet will include algae so I think it’s important to include it in all shrimp food.
How to use Marks Shrimp Tanks Nettle Mix Aquarium Shrimp Food?
Simply add one piece of Marks Shrimp Tanks Nettle Mix Shrimp Food to the tank per 20 shrimp, remove all uneaten food after 2 hours.
Why Marks Shrimp Tanks Nettle Mix Shrimp Food?
My food is designed for optimal growth and health and meets the needs of all freshwater aquarium shrimp
When to use Marks Shrimp Tanks Nettle Mix Shrimp Food?
As a rule, I like to feed my aquarium shrimp food every second day.You also must remove any uneaten food after 2 hours, do not let it sit in your tank and pollute it.
Bee pollen Shrimp Food contains all the nutrients needed to sustain life, it is being used on an ever-larger scale for human nourishment and health, Bee-gathered pollens are rich in proteins, free amino acids, and vitamins, including B-complex and folic acid which make it the perfect food for a shrimp tank.
The Bee Pollen granules on contact with water start to break up and disintegrate to form a fine trail of Bee Pollen.
This is very important because young shrimp will often be very stationery for the first two weeks, I often don’t even know I have baby shrimp until a young 3-week old shrimp wanders out of nowhere so you can see the importance of getting food to every corner.
Its also very important that you know I buy my pollen from a selected Bee Keeper and because of his destination ..what Is important to me when buying pollen is that you know where its from..do not buy any Pollen from places near built-up areas or industrial places..you also want to avoid countries with heavy smog and pollution.
Bees also collect pollen in a modest area of roughly 3 kilometers so you can also kind of know from what plants the pollen was collected..I know my pollen is collected in a mountainous region for example.
How much do you feed?
Add a few grains at lights out because young shrimp tend to be slightly light sensitive as they have no eyelids like we do, they also like to hide from predators, Bee Pollen is the perfect shrimp food for young shrimplet.
Contains Pollen, Beta-Glucan, Montmorillonite
I also add Beta Glucan to my Pollen as an immune system mobilizer, all this means is Beta Glucan makes your immune system work more efficiently and for shrimp, this means more energy to spend on growth. Montmorillonite is added as a calcium source. Let me know what you think of this awesome Aquarium shrimp food.
100% Pure Montmorillonite clay pharmaceutical grade.
Montmorillonite and Bentonite clays are very similar yet vary in composition from site to site, Montmorillonite originally came from an area in France while Bentonite comes originally came from Benton in Wyoming ..nowadays both can come from anywhere in the world.
Think of them like grading you would have with cherry shrimp with one being just a higher grade, a good example of this is Bentonite is it roughly made up of 10% Montmorillonite.
Why use them in a shrimp tank?
Montmorillonite clay’s and Bentonite clays are mineral rich, so they benefit all living organisms in a tank from bacteria to plants to microfauna.Specifically, you will notice fewer shrimp deaths from molting issues and more vigor
You will also notice a difference in the plants you have as they take up the influx of minerals you will see new green growth which is very noticeable.
Another added benefit is that clay is an absorbent so you will see a difference in the clarity of the water in your tanks as the clay absorbs impurities, did I mention that it can also absorb heavy metals and other chemicals?
Word of Warning
Do not mix ether clay directly into the water column only add it to your fresh water before you do a water change. Montmorillonite clay is mostly made up of Calcium which can cause shell thickening in young shrimp if they eat too much of it.
I have had confirmation of this from two buffer manufacturers and this is the reason they recommend mixing buffers outside of the tanks.Our buffers are typically made up of Calcium and Magnesium.
0.1g per 60 liters of water for you Americans that 30 Gallons..if you ever lose the spoon provided it’s almost the same as a large pinch.
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