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After reading through some posts on food and nutrition I saw someone mention nasturtiums, leaf and flower, is safe and tasty for shrimp to eat!

See I have a huge nasturtium plant hanging on from this past summer. It has even made it through snow, that we got in early May! 

So I went and picked the biggest and tastiest looking flower, and popped it in the tank. 

They love it but the only problem is I have orange poop everywhere!! 💩🤣

Also I noticed I have a couple orange poop shoot shrimp. 🤣🤣🤣

Thank you for this recommendation, they love it! ❤️ 

Also do you think they could eat rosemary flowers? My rosemary is out in flower at the moment. Also my sage flowers fairly often too. Can herb flowers, apart from anything from the onion family I'm guessing, be given as well? 

Pics of my red/orange nose shrimp!! 

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Great photo, I remember my shrimp would swarm the organic spinach leaves when I added them, fun to watch.

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3 hours ago, Aussie.Shrimp.Girl said:

Also do you think they could eat rosemary flowers?

Yes. Should not be a problem. 

That's an amazing picture of the Red Nose. It would be fun to see it eat blue rosemary flowers. Blue poop??

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2 hours ago, sdlTBfanUK said:

Great photo, I remember my shrimp would swarm the organic spinach leaves when I added them, fun to watch.

Thank you! 

Haha love it! Interesting my guys went nuts for the nasturtium leaf and flower and left the spinach! 😄 

I have my own big organic veggie garden, so they have lots of different things to enjoy in it! I have broad beans, Brussels sprouts, peas and snow peas coming. I wonder if they would enjoy those? I also have broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Cabbage, rainbow chard, silverbeet, spinach etc. We also have 3 big organic mulberry trees (white and red) and we have a huge number of herbs too. When I saw the Rosemary flowers I wondered will they get purple or blue poop?! Haha! I also have a big strawberry tower. I heard of people feeding strawberry tops...I wonder if they'll eat the leaf? I know guinea pigs love strawberry leaves. It's now kinda become a big fun science experiment! Haha! 

2 hours ago, jayc said:

Yes. Should not be a problem. 

That's an amazing picture of the Red Nose. It would be fun to see it eat blue rosemary flowers. Blue poop??

Haha I didn't want to say about blue poop but that's why I asked cause I want to see if they get a blue or purple poop chute! Haha! 🤣🤣🤣

It's funny, right now there is orange species of poop floating around the tank! 🤣🤣🤣

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Some things will break down quicker than others, so leaves are usually blanched or cooked first so the shrimp can devour them easier, otherwise they may need a few days to soften a bit.

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