Calcium + Nutrition Shrimp Food
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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?
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.
Is this a food or a supplement?
How are they red and green?
Green Tablets: Calcium Carbonate, Spinach, Water, Wheat, Egg Yolk, Garlic.
Red Tablets: Calcium Carbonate, Beet Extract, Water, Wheat, Egg Yolk, Garlic."
Gross weight: 2oz
Dimensions: 2" diameter; 2" tall
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.
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.
100% yes. Our botanicals are for aquariums terrariums, vivariums and all natural enclosures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
My shrimp and snails absolutely love this food so far!
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.