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GlasGarten Mineral Hearts


Supplementary feed for ornamental shrimp, snails, crabs and crabs in the aquarium/terrarium.


With the GlasGarten Mineral Hearts (Mineral-Herzchen) you supply your darlings with minerals over a longer period of time. Simply place a mineral heart in the aquarium and the minerals will be nibbled off by the animals.


The minerals contained in the Mineral Hearts are also gradually released into the water and can thus improve the microbiology in the filter and substrate. For a successful skinning of shrimp, crabs and crabs and against pitting of snail shells. Snails also use minerals to repair existing shell damage.


The mineral hearts can remain in the aquarium permanently until they have been eaten or dissolved, they do not pollute the water.


The GlasGarten Mineral Hearts consist of 100% natural ingredients. Minerals have a direct influence on the GH (total hardness) and the conductivity of the water, so the GH and the conductivity can increase through the use of Mineral Hearts , which is desirable and harmless with the recommended feeding. 


Feeding recommendation
• A mineral heart for approx. 15-25 liters of water. Depleted mineral hearts can be replaced. In principle, the mineral hearts should last for at least several days. If they are eaten up faster, the animals are very hungry and regular feeding with a staple food should be increased. 


Minerals (97%), chlorella algae, paprika, Asian cabbage, squid, fennel


8 pcs. Mineral Hearts (equivalent to approx. 6.7g)


diameter: approx. 1 cm
height: approx. 1 cm


Made in Germany


What you need to know about shrimp food

Compared with fish and other aquarium inhabitants, the diet of ornamental shrimps is quite different, especially regarding nutrient intake and digestion.

In nature, shrimps eat all day long. They are almost all the time busy grazing on the biofilm formed by bacteria and algae. Their digestive tract is perfectly adapted to this way of feeding. The food the shrimp is incessantly transported through the intestine by wavelike movements of the bowel muscle. In the intestine, most of the food is broken down. Shrimps are not able to store large amounts of food in their cardiac and pyloric stomachs, thus it is crucial for them to constantly graze.

If shrimp do not find sufficient food, their digestive system runs empty very soon, and nutrient intake and digestion, which are so vital for them, is reduced to an insufficient level or even cease entirely.

Does it make sense to feed sparingly or just from time to time?

Feeding from time to time only or feeding too sparingly is not recommendable for the reasons given above. These feeding methods can soon lead to deficiencies, especially when the shrimps have already eaten all of the natural biofilms on the surfaces in the tank.

Soft food tabs or pellets are usually eaten very quickly, and thus the shrimps take up a huge amount of food in a very short time. However, the majority of this food is not broken down properly as their digestive system is not adapted to this kind of massive feeding. Their body cannot utilize such a large amount of nutrients, at least not at the pace the food passes through the shrimp's intestine. In the worst case, the shrimps do not find enough to eat (or nothing at all anymore) in their tank, which leaves them hungry until the next time they are fed. This can, in turn, lead to elevated stress levels, which makes them more susceptible to noxious germs and bacterial infections.


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GlasGarten Mineral Hearts Shrimp Food 8 pcs

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