For keeping and breeding dwarf shrimps, another crucial factor is the right food. The feeding habits of shrimps differ quite significantly from those of fish. They constantly graze on all surfaces inside the aquascape or aquarium, searching for food. Their entire digestive tract has adapted to a constant food supply, and they cannot store large amounts of food to slowly digest them.
Thus, shrimp food needs to be completely different from fish food. It needs to be stable in the water for a long time, and it should attract the shrimps for a long time, too. These properties ensure that the shrimps keep grazing on their food, thus providing them with an optimally balanced nutrient supply.
Baby shrimps need special baby shrimp food in addition. Very finely ground foodstuffs provide them with all the nutrients they need and guarantee an optimal supply during development.