What does Shrimp Eat?

When a shrimp is small it floats around in the water instead of being at the bottom of the ocean. During this time the shrimp eats mainly plants and small animals referred to as plankton. The growth rate of a shrimp is fairly fast and by a year they are already 4 cm long and living at the bottom of the ocean allowing them to have a larger variety of food. They often search for small animals to eat such as small mud shrimp, worms and small shellfish.