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Nutrition Daily Value Calculation for Shrimp and Fish

Updated: Dec 31, 2021



When it comes to feeding your beloved fish or shrimp, you are the only one who can determine what is best for your system through trial and error or online study. People used to raise fish and shrimp decades ago, and there is a lot of scientific research on what to feed them now.

We'll merely present an overview and a brief explanation of each component required, as well as a method for calculating the daily value of your aquarium.


To begin, the first and most crucial topic is to discuss Daily Value. Feeding up to 5% of your livestock's body weight for optimal outcomes is a good rule of thumb. Don't overthink anything; simply estimate it. There's no need to be precise. Unless you want to learn more about each species, here's a link to a resource (ERSS - Bee shrimp (Caridina cantonensis) (fws.gov)).


If you have a lot of breeding or growth to do, the next thing to figure out is what you want to achieve. Here's a simple explanation to assist you.

  • Protein: High protein levels result in rapid development. However, consuming more protein than is required will result in higher waste. Herbivorous (plant-eating) and omnivorous (plant and animal eaters) fish have lower protein requirements than carnivorous (flesh-eating) fish. Fish raised in high-density systems have higher protein requirements than fish raised in low-density systems...

  • Vitamins and Acids (Vitamins and Acids): Most importantly, they contain potent antioxidants that help fish and shrimp's immune systems. As a result, there is a higher output in terms of colouring, fertility, and breeding.

  • Minerals: Calcium, sodium, chloride, potassium, chlorine, sulphur, phosphorus, and magnesium are common dietary macrominerals. These minerals help with bone development and integrity by regulating osmotic balance. Iron, copper, chromium, iodine, manganese, zinc, and selenium are common microminerals. Small amounts of these trace elements are required as components in enzyme and hormone systems.

The protein-to-energy ratio for each fish or shrimp species must be established separately in order to construct an optimal diet. Properly made prepared feeds have a well-balanced energy-to-protein ratio, and we'll take care of the calculations with Aquarium powder food from ready aquariums.

So, in summary, you must choose an objective, such as a healthy life for your shrimp or fish, good growth, or increased breeding, and be able to calculate your stock load based on predicted weight and tank volume.

After that, here's an example of how to figure out how much of each of our essential food items you'll need.

This calculation is based on

10 shrimps feeding in a

10 gallon medium planted tank.


Daily Required Values

  1. Protein 38.00 %

  2. Fat 15.00 %

  3. Carbs 20.00 %

  4. Minerals 12.00 %

  5. Vitamins 15.00 %

Next, for general growth, we'll require between 0.021mg and 0.07mg every day.


Here's a look at our Concentration percentage by product.

It's getting easier now. So here's what we get in percent of daily value delivered based on "X" milligrams of each product.


According to the percent fulfilment of daily value, you’ll be able to see how different products can be fed during a Week Cycle.

The DV % of most items can be computed based on your tank and requirements. Any amount of excess can be tolerated for up to 20 to 50 percent of the time. More than that will necessitate proper cleaning, which is usually done in conjunction with weekly water changes.


  • GROWNPOWDER meets the specified quantity 100 percent and adds up to 23 percent. This is fine because up to 50% of the extra is often converted into plant food or used to meet general metabolic needs.


  • DIGEXPOWDER on the other hand, contains a high amount of fiber and carbohydrates, making it less suitable for daily feeding and suggested for use just 2 to 3 times per week.


  • FILBIPOWDER can be taken once every two days in conjunction with other products because it is a carb concentration with plenty of vitamins and acids.


  • MOLTYPOWDER looks to have a high mineral concentration, making it more of a supplement for shell and exoskeleton production than a daily feed product.


  • VITENPOWDER is comparable, but it contains vitamins and acids that are specifically created for coloring and improved vitality.


Here's an additional feeding schedule based on our tanks, which we recommend starting with Day 0 being Water Change Day.


ALL IN

Day 0 - VITENPOWDER

Day 1 - MOLTYPOWDER

Day 2 - GROWNPOWDER

Day 3 - NOTHING

Day 4 - DIGEXPOWDER

Day 5 - NOTHING

Day 6 - FILBIPOWDER


GROWTH ONLY

Day 0 - VITENPOWDER

Day 1 - NOTHING

Day 2 - GROWNPOWDER

Day 3 - NOTHING

Day 4 - GROWNPOWDER

Day 5 - NOTHING

Day 6 - DIGEXPOWDER


BREED ONLY

Day 0 - VITENPOWDER

Day 1 - NOTHING

Day 2 - FILBIPOWDER

Day 3 - NOTHING

Day 4 - FILBIPOWDER

Day 5 - NOTHING

Day 6 - MOLTYPOWDER


GENERAL

Day 0 - NOTHING

Day 1 - Any of :

GROWNPOWDER, FILBIPOWDER, DIGEXPOWDER, MOLTYPOWDER, VITENPOWDER

Day 2 - NOTHING

Day 3 - Any of :

GROWNPOWDER, FILBIPOWDER, DIGEXPOWDER, MOLTYPOWDER, VITENPOWDER

Day 4 - NOTHING

Day 5 - Any of :

GROWNPOWDER, FILBIPOWDER, DIGEXPOWDER, MOLTYPOWDER, VITENPOWDER

Day 6 - NOTHING


 
 

References


YAM, R.S.W. and DUDGEON, D. (2005), Inter- and intraspecific differences in the life history and growth of Caridina spp. (Decapoda: Atyidae) in Hong Kong streams. Freshwater Biology, 50: 2114-2128. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2427.2005.01464.x


Yam, Rita & Dudgeon, David. (2005). Genetic differentiation of Caridina cantonensis (Decapoda:Atyidae) in Hong Kong streams. Journal of The North American Benthological Society - J N AMER BENTHOL SOC. 24. 845-857. 10.1899/05-022.1.



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