Peanut Beetles

Peanut beetle larvae are an excellent food source for fish, reptiles and amphibians (we even feed them to our hedgehog!). Larvae have a superior nutrition profile: 55% crude protein, 18% crude fat, 3% ash, and 24% sugars (carbohydrates).

See this article for more information about the nutritional benefits of peanut beetle larvae for fish:


20 in stock (can be backordered)

A combination of at least 50 beetles/larvae/pupae plus frass which will likely include eggs.

Peanut beetles are very easy to maintain with a substrate of oats, unsalted in-shell peanuts, and a water source (slice of zucchini or similar). Beetles are very prolific; one female can produce 200 offspring over her lifetime.

Larvae and pupae of any size may be fed to fish, amphibians, reptiles, etc. DO NOT feed beetles as they contain a cytotoxic substance.

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Refunds apply only to items purchased, not to any additional fish, shrimp or plants sent to cover DOA. A refund will be issued per individual DOA, not the entire order, unless all fish/shrimp/plants are DOA (i.e. if 10 shrimp are purchased the seller may include 2 additional shrimp at no charge. If 2 shrimp are DOA, no refund is owed). Shipping is nonrefundable. Customers may request replacement for DOA fish/shrimp/plants in lieu of a refund. This option will be honored when possible. For replacement orders the shipping charge is the responsibility of the buyer.

  • Weight:
    8 oz
  • Dimensions:
    9 × 6 × 2 in
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Vendor Information

  • Store Name: Shrimporium
  • Vendor: Shrimporium
  • Address: Germantown, WI 53022
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