I recently seen somebody on Instagram post a picture of what turned out to be a Mulberry leaf, swarmed by Red Cherry Shrimp.
So after finding out what the leaf was I immediately ordered some off eBay.
£3.69 for 10g of dried Mulberry leafs.
After some research turns out a good way to apply it to the tank is to let it steep first in a cup of boiling hot water like you would a tea bag. Reason being it breaks down the leafs cell barrier for the Shrimp to eat it. However some people have said they just apply the leafs straight away.
I weighed the leaf down so it sunk to the bottom. At first not much response but a few hours later and the leaf was covered in Shrimp.
Eventually they stripped the leaf down to the stem!
This was very suprising, they must love it. I added a second leaf and a day later it suffered the same fate. I would definitely recommend adding these leafs as an addition to your Shrimps diet.
I don’t know if letting them eat too much Mulberry leaf is bad for them, so ill feed sparingly but it has to be a nice treat for them, judging by how they strip it down to the last strand.