Shrimp food for your shrimp
In their natural habitats, shrimp feed primarily on biofilms consisting of bacteria, microalgae and other microorganisms that provide protein and minerals, among other things, decomposing foliage that collects at the bottom of the water, and other plant debris. The odd insect that falls into the water is also readily eaten, and insect larvae and small snails are also part of their basic diet.
Natural food of Garnelio's own brand such as dried leaves, including hazelnut, blackberry and birch leaves as well as Icelandic moss and various sticks and flakes (from nettle to pea, oregano, echinacea and paprika to walnut and more) can be found here. Especially with natural food, you can take advantage of the various antibacterial and health-promoting properties. For example, birch leaves are effective against fungi and bacteria, as are oregano and walnut. Echinacea is a real booster for the immune system, and nettles are also a very popular and healthy shrimp food because of their high mineral content. Here you can get them in convenient stick form, saving you the hassle of harvesting, drying or scalding and freezing, as well as space-consuming storage.
If you want to make your own food for your shrimp, Garnelio's spinach powder and spirulina powder is a great base for this. You can mix these powders with a little water and then apply the resulting paste to rocks. Let it dry well. These food stones are not only very popular with shrimps, but also with initially delicate snails such as racing snails and staghorn snails.
We also offer special rearing food of various brands for newly hatched shrimps, which due to its fine grain size distributes well in the aquarium and is thus optimally and practically everywhere available to the sensitive shrimp babies, which are still very loyal to their location at the beginning.
But we have also thought of the food specialists among the crabs, the fan shrimp. They need a fine, high-energy food that floats in the water column for as long as possible. Fan shrimp do not eat from the bottom like other shrimp. They filter their food from the current with their first two pairs of walking legs, which have been converted into fans. For this reason, fan shrimp need a flow pump in the aquarium.