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DIY Shrimp Food 5 years 4 months ago #20

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Anyone else make their own shrimp food? Did a brief search and found some common ingredients:

1. Spinach (healthiest leafy green, high calcium content)
2. Brine Shrimp (little bit of protein)
3. Lemon Juice (preservative)
4. Herbs like Parsley (not sure why, taste?)
5. Garlic (immunity)
6. Spirulina Powder (nutrients)

I don't plan on adding vitamins and calcium supplements, since their bodies, like ours, probably can't process all the extra crap anyway, natural food have enough calcium and vitamins. My neos are scavengers and hardy and prolific like roaches, nutritional value details probably do not matter too much so long as there is some of everything...


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DIY Shrimp Food 5 years 4 months ago #72

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I've blanched, freezed, and fed spinach many times before. The shrimp really like it and make little balls!


I've heard of some people just freezing spinach (since you're breaking down the cellular structure by freezing anyway) but my shrimp don't like only frozen spinach as much as blanched THEN frozen :3
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DIY Shrimp Food 5 years 4 months ago #75

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Don't they lose nutrients from blanching? Do you boil or microwave, for how long?
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DIY Shrimp Food 5 years 4 months ago #76

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Yea I any duration of blanching will definitely cause some nutrition loss.

I boil some water, then dip the spinach leaves in for maybe 5 seconds as they soften. Then I immediately put them into ice cube trays for the freezer. I assume this short dip causes minimal nutrition loss.
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