Calcium + Nutrition Shrimp Food

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Live Long + Swim Strong

Calcium + Nutrition is intended for shrimp, snails, crayfish, and other calcifying organisms. This calcium-fortified food helps to kiss slow growth, failed molts, and weak shells goodbye. This food made by KatsAquatics not only supplies calcium, but provides dozens of other essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, C, K1, B6, iron, and phosphorous for optimal nutrition.

What animals eat them?

  • neocaridina/caridina shrimp
  • all aquatic snails (mystery/ramshorn/rabbit/all!)
  • plecos
  • any fish that loves to steal bottom-feeder food!

There are two different types of calcium in each jar, ensuring all crustaceans have a varied and complete diet. These nutrition tablets provide ample vitamins and minerals to baby shrimp, snails, and grown adults, making them perfect for breeding colonies. 

Prevents:

  • calcium deprivation (nearly ALL aquarium inverts are calcium deprived)
  • weak, damaged shells
  • failed molts
  • premature death

Encourages:

  • breeding
  • healthy¬†growth
  • strong beautiful shells
  • a healthy, fulfilled ecosystem - just like mother nature intended

Is this a food or a supplement?

  • The nutrition tablets are a¬†staple food¬†for your aquatic creatures!
  • They do not dissolve in the water and will be consumed by your aquatic creatures.
  • Can be fed every day!

How are they red and green?

  • 100% naturally colored
  • Whole spinach provides green coloration
  • Whole beets provide a red coloration

Ingredients:

Green Tablets: Calcium Carbonate, Spinach, Water, Wheat, Egg Yolk, Garlic.

Red Tablets: Calcium Carbonate, Beet Extract, Water, Wheat, Egg Yolk, Garlic."

Specifications:

Gross weight: 2oz

Dimensions: 2" diameter; 2" tall

Aquarium Botanical FAQs

 

  1. Please reference our Shipping and Hassle-Free Return Policy at the bottom of the screen. All Products are packaged inside a COMPOSTABLE Ziplock bag and shipped safely to your door. 
  2. Please refer to our botanical preparation instructions. These Botanicals are grown and harvested in pesticide-free environments and It is recommended to use 2-3 botanical pieces per 5 gallons to start, wait 5-7 days or the next water exchange and add some more.
  3. Aquarium botanicals, leaves and seed pods are not for human consumption, ever. 

Commonly Asked Questions:

 

1) Will botanicals lower the pH of my water?

It entirely depends on your water chemistry. Soft water will allow the botanicals to lower your pH more than if you have medium or hard water. At Betta Botanicals HQ our tap water is Very Hard, ( 350+ppm) and we do not notice a change in water pH unless using Alder Cones or Macaranga leaves.

2) What are the white growths on my botanicals?

White growths are the colonization of biofilms and fungi in the aquarium. We call this the 'goo phase' and it is totally natural. Botanicals are fuel for the ecosystem and the populations of bacteria and fungi will naturally rise and fall.

3) I don't have Bettas, will these botanicals be okay for my fish?

100% yes. Our botanicals are for aquariums terrariums, vivariums and all natural enclosures.

4) I have goldfish and axolotls, what botanicals should I get?

We DO NOT recommend using botanicals that these fish can ingest. Botanicals like casuarina cones, small alder cones, and live oak are not suited for these animals. Large aquarium leaves like Indian almond, loquat, and jackfruit are preferred. 

5) When should I replace aquarium leaves?

We recommend letting aquarium leaves and seed pods entirely break down into beneficial detritus. You can absolutely remove them after they don’t release tannins anymore, you just don’t get all potential benefits of leaving them in the aquarium. 

Betta Botanicals Shipping and DOA Policy

All products from Betta Botanical show live shipping rates from your prefered carrier. We offer FREE shipping on USA orders over $50. Aquatic Plants have an additional $8 charge as they require expedited shipping which is either USPS Priority Mail or FedEx 2Day, depending on your location. Wood has a Flat Shipping fee of $8. If an item has an assigned shipping $ value to it, this $ value is applied even when the order total qualifies for free shipping due to shipping costs, packing material, and time to carefully package your products.

When do you ship live plants?

Live plants ship Mondays and Tuesdays for orders received by 9pm PST on the previous day. Live plants are shipped via USPS Priority Mail or Fedex Express 2Day. Live arrival is guaranteed as long as you follow the DOA Policy below.

How long does my order take to ship?

Live plant orders are only shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays to prevent them from being held over the weekend at the post office. This means it could take 6 days for your order to ship (live plant orders placed monday evenings after 9pm, ship the following Monday morning). Orders containing only botanicals will ship within 1-4 business days. Thank you!

What is Your DOA Policy?

Email us at info@bettabotanicals.com with photos of your plants within 2 hrs of delivery notification with the shipping carrier of the plants inside of the bag. Do not order plants if they will have to sit inside of your mailbox for an entire workday in 85+ degrees or in temps below freezing. Plants are perishable and we reserve the right to hold shipments until stable weather conditions on our end of shipping. Plants are not duckweed or snail free.

Do I have to Follow the Preparation Instructions?

We strongly recommend following the botanical preparation instructions. These instructions ensure that any 'potential contaminants' are removed if they find their way onto your leaves, bark, and seed pods.

 

 

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L.P.
Great for snails

My mystery snails love these so much that they plop down as soon as they sense it. Great source for calcium they have grown their shell well.

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Emma
Shrimp Food

My shrimp and snails absolutely love this food so far!

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Kallie
Excellent shrimp + snail food!

I had issue finding a good way to give calcium to my cherry shrimp, pond snails, and ramshorn snails. I used cuttlefish bone, but it didn't appear to be helping much. When I gave them a piece of this food, within minutes it was being swarmed by nearly all of the shrimp in the tank, and the snails eventually made their way over too. They got even more excited over it than they do bananas, which I found was previously their favorite food. Excellent stuff.