What to feed shrimp? With the amount of shrimp foods on the market getting slightly out of hand, this is the eternal shrimp keeping question.
Although all shrimp keepers have different preferences when it comes to food for their shrimp, Aquariadise tries to make things a little easier with shrimp food reviews.
After the previous review of Ebita Breed’s Jo Hinomaru Bento shrimp food, it’s now time to have a look at Shrimp Dinner by GlasGarten!
GlasGarten is a pretty well-known player in the world of shrimp foods. Their Shrimp Dinner comes in a small, round container with a twist-off lid and an additional cap to keep the food fresh. It costs around $20 for 35 grams, which should be enough to keep your average shrimp colony satiated for quite a while. If you keep a lot of shrimp there’s also a larger 70g option.
I always appreciate when manufacturers provide clear info on what’s in their fish- and shrimp foods, and this is certainly the case for Shrimp Dinner. The primary ingredient is algae and fillers seem to be absent, which is always a plus for me. The ingredients are as follows:
Ingredients: Chlorella algae, protein extracts of vegetable origin, squid, fennel, yeast extract, Asian cabbage, amino acids, algae extracts, lecithin, mustard seed
Analytical Constituents: 33.1% crude protein, 2.3% crude fat, 8.3% raw fibre, 8.9% crude ash, 6.9% moisture
If you’re interested in the particular qualities of these ingredients, you’re in luck. GlasGarten extensively explains their benefits on their official website here.
There are multiple pellet types available in the Shrimp Dinner line: pads, granules and softer pearls. The pearls contain slightly different ingredients and have a different consistency than the pads and gran, so I can’t speak for those. I tested the pads. What I liked about these is that they were pretty hard, which means they don’t crumble or fall apart. Both my shrimp and crayfish keep returning to the pads to eat whenever they like even after 1-2 days.
I do have to note I’ll probably choose the granules next time. In lightly stocked tanks with plenty of algae and biofilm like mine, the large pads just aren’t eaten quickly enough and I end up having to remove them after a day or two. They are also a little difficult to break apart because of their hard consistency. If your shrimp colony is large, then the pads should work. If not, the smaller gran is probably preferable!
No review is complete without a test, so I’ve been using GlasGarten Shrimp Dinner for my mixed invert tank which contains both orange dwarf crayfish and low-grade cherry shrimp. While the shrimp definitely seem to appreciate the addition to their mostly biofilm-based diet, the crayfish are the ones that really love this food.
They flock to the pellets as soon as they hit the substrate and are more than prepared to fight each other over them! Definite succes.
Would definitely buy again, especially for the crayfish as they love this food. Judging from the ingredient list and manufacturer’s reputation, the quality is pretty good. I can also appreciate the fact that plenty of information about the ingredients was available.
Want to try this food? You can buy GlasGarten Shrimp Dinner online at The Shrimp Farm here.