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Natural Shrimp Food & Supplements 5 years 4 months ago #4

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A lot of these are ingredients found in premium commercial shrimp minerals and food, brief explanation of each below:

Food / Food Additives:

Astaxanthin - red pigment color enhancer.

Bee Pollen - excellent baby shrimp food, small grain particles reach every crevice in the tank, when shrimplets are born they don't move much.

Leaves - mulberry, Indian almond, grape, oak are safe, harbor natural algae and microorganisms to supplement shrimp diet, releases tannins and may buffer down pH.

Vegetables - spinach, swiss chard, eggplant, zucchini, cucumber, broccoli, carrots. Blanch or freeze first to break down cell walls.

Water Additives:

Calcium Montmorilmonite - may buffer up pH, effectively absorb of heavy metals.

Chitosan - simulates a shrimp molt, signals other shrimp that it's safe to molt, and breeding follows molting.

Humic Acid - buffers down pH, stimulates plant growth, positive effects on fauna including: increasing cell wall permeability for easier transfer of minerals, captures and removes toxic metals, reduces stress.
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