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Lowkeys B18 Power Protein

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KeenShrimp

I have been trailing this product for about 8 months now:

Ingredients: Lactic acid bacteria, crustaceans calcium, reduced maltose, mulberry powder, yeast

 

I cannot argue with the fact that it increases my berried ratio among females after feeding. I sceptically attributed it to the protein component only initially, but trialling one tank on protein- high Ebita Breed Hinomaro bentou and another tank on B18, I still find B18 has a more pronounced effect on fertility.

Whether it is potentially the Lactic Acid Bacteria strain used, the highly absorbable form of calcium used, the digestability of the yeast protein or a combination of all above, it appears to work.

Dosage: Once a week, small amount.

 

Highlights:

- very little is used, so it lasts a long time as it is very concentrated.

- the shrimp are attracted to the food supplement when put in the tank.

- it completely breaks apart into a fine particle mush so that all shrimp can have a bite of the small portion dosed

- it indeed does increase berried rate

 

Concerns:

- not available for purchase in Australia yet. Available in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong.

- possible water contamination potential if too much is dosed in nano tank.

 

????/5 Shrimp Tails

 

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fishmosy

Are you able to quantify how many extra shrimp became berried on the B18 compared to the high protein diet? 

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anthonyd

I bought some last year to test it. Didnt notice a huge difference to be honest while using it. I definetly wouldnt buy it again considering how much it cost and how little you get !!!!

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KeenShrimp

I am not sure what factors might be at play here given that some people get results and some don't. I think the reason why I get a good berried rate with B18 is because I mostly fed highly vegetable based products until recently- hence the B18 being very concentrated and high in protein might have been the trigger.

@anthonyd: what type of main diet do you feed? Is it one already consisting of a fair amount of protein perhaps?

In terms of quantifying @fishmosy : this is quite difficult, but I will use my main TB tank as an example. When I do not dose B18, I hardly have any berried females apart from the one loner every now and then. After feeding B18- within 1-3 days, I have at least one berried female, sometimes 2 at the same time. My TB's are hardly prolific breeders in a 240 litre tank, so I use the B18 to chug my population along as I have a lot of space to be filled ? Because it happens so quickly after the B18, I suspect the ingredients might force a molt, much like chitosan. But it is just not possible to be sure unless someone from Lowkeys actually offers some input here...

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fishmosy

Fair enough. I also tend to feed mainly vegetable matter and a protein boost for a day or two generally gets the ladies berried

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Foxpuppet

Looks very similar to the kale tablets I got from Dean a few years back, I've still got a supply and my shrimp do go crazy for it.

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anthonyd

I feed mainly different foods from Cologne Shrimp Food and a lot of leaves.

Shrimp definitely loved this product but it is too expensive when you have a very high number of shrimps to feed.

I did recently the translation of lowkeys and other japanese brand products for their european agent.

The ingredients for the B18 were japanese viper powder ( 88%) and dextrin ( 12%). 

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jayc
1 hour ago, anthonyd said:

japanese viper powder

What is that?

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KeenShrimp

Hi @anthonyd the ingredients in my original post were consistent information from direct sellers of the product. It does not mention the viper powder at all.

Ingredients: Lactic acid bacteria, crustaceans calcium, reduced maltose, mulberry powder, yeast

 
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anthonyd

KeenShrimp the ingredients you gave are making more sense than the ones i was given to translate to be honest !

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jayc

Phew, glad the ingredients were clarified.

The closest I could google on Viper Powder is something about a red viper (snake) powder.

 

 

I use the B18 power protein as well, and have been for 2 years.

I cannot scientifically prove it, but everytime I feed the shrimp after a long gap (basically when I remember), the shrimp have berried up after a couple of days. It works. 

And I like it cause it breaks into a fine powder after a few minutes in the water, which gives shrimplets another source of food. 

So shrimplets gets a good source of protein for good growth rates.

If you are having issues with shrimplet survival rates, this is one food product you can try.

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KeenShrimp

Glad you get good results too @jayc. If we can't buy B18 in Australia  or mythical Viper powder, we might be able to cash in on Aussie Taipan powder ??

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anthonyd

Every animal you have in australia seems to be lethal for human so i m guessing not the best for shrimp.

We dont have any snakes in Ireland, only one type of frog and one newt and the only sharks i saw while surfing or spearfishing were basking sharks, big but without teeth 

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