Jump to content

CRS food preference?

Recommended Posts


I've been feeding my CRS seaweed wafers,  I've seen a lot of others using some kind of flakes that sink.  One person called them snowflakes but I cannot find them anywhere.  Also someone on here said to alternate between seaweed/algae wafers and protein every other day.  Can anyone recommend a product and perhaps an online store and what product would be best for my CRS. thanks

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I decided that the route I was going to go was variety and thereby get all bases covered. The snowflake is made of soya husks I believe and many recommend it for 'holiday' feeding as it is supposed to not affect the water quality if left in the tank for long periods. Various companies make it, gladgarten and shrimp king (see below) and it is called snowflake as when you put it in the tank it breaks up into small white pieces.


It will be difficult to know what to recommend without knowing where in the world you are etc, but the above supplier sends worldwide.What sort of quantity of shrimp and size of tank do you have?

The ones I use are shrimp king 5 in 1 (I smash all 5 into small pieces and mix it together in a container, this has snowflake as 1), chi ebi which is for shrimplets mainly, Dennerle Nano gran (algae I think) and I feed a small amount of just 1 of these each day, alternating, then on saturday a shrimp lolly and sunday fresh ORGANIC spinach! I always use a lot less than the manufacturers recommend (ie the shrimp lolly was recommended for 30 shrimp but I had over 100 shrimps in the tank). It may sound an expensive route to go when you get started but it isn't actually as each food lasts longer this way and the shrimps get more variety. I also use Indian Almond leaves and other dry leaves (oak usually as they are abundant here).

I don't actually know (or believe) there is a BEST food but there are a lot of specific shrimp foods out there, just look on the above website, and as these have been made specifically for shrimp are probably all good!

Hope this helps but just ask if there are any specifics or questions on the above etc.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

@supermansteve32, have a read of the Food and Nutrition forum.

I'm sure you will get lots of ideas there.

My best tip is ... don't stick to processed/bought foods. Vege scraps, flowers, leaves, prawns, frozen bloodworms. The list is huge. 

I only feed bought foods on lazy days. 

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Must Read SKF Articles

  • Register today, ask questions and share your shrimp and fish tank experiences with us!

    Join Our Community!

  • Posts

    • kms
      The tanks are only 16L, for it to reach 31c, it isn't hard.
    • jayc
      Sorry to hear that.  Wow, the temperature must have been very hot for the water to get to 31degC.  
    • kms
      It's room temperature, during the past week Hong Kong has become an oven. I will get another water cooler before I start again. The 3 shrimps seems to be doing well for the past 11 hrs.
    • sdlTBfanUK
      Well, what can I say, de ja vu, was it a heater malfunction or just ambient room temperature? I wouldn't hold out too much hope for the 3 survivors either if my experience was anything to go by - but I will keep my fingers crossed they survive! Really sorry to hear the news and if anyone can feel your pain that would be me. Hopefully you can just remove the cooked shrimps and start again without having to go through the whole process of re-setting up the tank and cycling from scratch like I am? Hope everything is going well with the old tank. The shops sound similar to ours in old towns, they started as houses and then get divided to shops street level and basement and the upper floors are either offices or residential. Simon  
    • kms
      update, some upsetting new, all shrimps except 3 has died in the new tank, as the water in the tank went upto 31 celcius, the other 3 was half dying, I put them into the old tank, and seem to be ok for now.