Is Aquatopia food ok for hermies?

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Is Aquatopia food ok for hermies?

Post by Angel_crab » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:43 am

I was recently browsing online for my Hermies (food, decor, ect) and kept seeing the Aquatopia brand hermit crab food pop up. Has anyone had any experience feeding this brand of food to their crabs? Just curious, as it says it’s got 35% crude protein, and thought it would be good for my crabs when they come up from a molt - along with their usual protein foods :)
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Post by piratetoothgir » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:49 am

I have not used that food before, but unless you can list the ingredients, I wouldn’t call it safe yet.
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Post by Angel_crab » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:22 pm

StellaCrab wrote:I have not used that food before, but unless you can list the ingredients, I wouldn’t call it safe yet.
These are the ingredients:

Fish meal, Shrimp meal, Flour, Yeast, Cereals, Corn starch, Phosphorus, Calcium, Fish oil, Lecithin, Vitamin C, Amino acids, Multivitamins and minerals

Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude protein - Min 35%

Crude Fat - Min 3%

Crude Fibre - Max 10%

Moisture - Max 10%


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Post by Hermias_mom » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:00 am

Angel_crab wrote:
StellaCrab wrote:I have not used that food before, but unless you can list the ingredients, I wouldn’t call it safe yet.
These are the ingredients:

Fish meal, Shrimp meal, Flour, Yeast, Cereals, Corn starch, Phosphorus, Calcium, Fish oil, Lecithin, Vitamin C, Amino acids, Multivitamins and minerals

Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude protein - Min 35%

Crude Fat - Min 3%

Crude Fibre - Max 10%

Moisture - Max 10%


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I would ask, what's in the multi-vitamins and minerals? Things to avoid include anything with chromium, zinc, cobalt, among others.
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Post by wodesorel » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:43 pm

Yeah, I don't like that they don't list everything in it. "Cereals" is generic as well, and could literally be waste products from breakfast cereals. This reminds me of some of the commercial foods that are made for feeder crickets.

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Post by Angel_crab » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:03 pm

Thank you for your replies :) I think I’ll stay away from the food, as it doesn’t seem too reliable.


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Post by StarGirlxo » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:52 pm

Angel_crab wrote:Thank you for your replies :) I think I’ll stay away from the food, as it doesn’t seem too reliable.


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Post by Angel_crab » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:38 pm

StarGirlxo wrote:
Angel_crab wrote:Thank you for your replies :) I think I’ll stay away from the food, as it doesn’t seem too reliable.


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Thanks for the suggestion. I’d love to be able to shop at the hermit crab patch for my crabs food, but they don’t ship their food to Australia :(


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Post by wodesorel » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:26 pm

There is a serious opening for someone wanting to start a food store in Australia - nudge nudge.

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Post by Angel_crab » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:02 am

wodesorel wrote:There is a serious opening for someone wanting to start a food store in Australia - nudge nudge.
Really! I’ll have to look into that! Thanks for letting me know :)


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Post by piratetoothgir » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:13 pm

Just for future reference, anyone that has a farmer's market, or bulk foods store is always welcome to obtain dried, and fresh foods for their crabs.
I just picked up freeze-dried raspberries, blueberries, and bananas. Looking for a whole coconut to use as a hide, and to feed the meat!
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Post by Angel_crab » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:25 pm

StellaCrab wrote:Just for future reference, anyone that has a farmer's market, or bulk foods store is always welcome to obtain dried, and fresh foods for their crabs.
I just picked up freeze-dried raspberries, blueberries, and bananas. Looking for a whole coconut to use as a hide, and to feed the meat!
Yummy, that sounds great! I mostly feed my crabs dried foods (with plenty of variety) to avoid mold.


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Post by piratetoothgir » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:58 pm

Angel_crab wrote:
StellaCrab wrote:Just for future reference, anyone that has a farmer's market, or bulk foods store is always welcome to obtain dried, and fresh foods for their crabs.
I just picked up freeze-dried raspberries, blueberries, and bananas. Looking for a whole coconut to use as a hide, and to feed the meat!
Yummy, that sounds great! I mostly feed my crabs dried foods (with plenty of variety) to avoid mold.


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That's fine, I prefer feeding fresh foods to simulate the real wild diets they get, and dry food occasionally.
I did plantain chips last night.

Fresh foods should be removed after 24 hours.
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Post by Angel_crab » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:24 pm

StellaCrab wrote:
Angel_crab wrote:
StellaCrab wrote:Just for future reference, anyone that has a farmer's market, or bulk foods store is always welcome to obtain dried, and fresh foods for their crabs.
I just picked up freeze-dried raspberries, blueberries, and bananas. Looking for a whole coconut to use as a hide, and to feed the meat!
Yummy, that sounds great! I mostly feed my crabs dried foods (with plenty of variety) to avoid mold.


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That's fine, I prefer feeding fresh foods to simulate the real wild diets they get, and dry food occasionally.
I did plantain chips last night.

Fresh foods should be removed after 24 hours.
I used to feed my crabs with fresh food, but they never ate any of it. I just feed dried foods now :)


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Post by piratetoothgir » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:25 pm

I have never fed any of my current crabs any type of commercial packaged foods. I now have to search through my local grocery and farmer’s market for organic foods.

Everything I give them is 100% organic :)
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