What Do Oysters Eat?


Oysters are known to mainly feed on planktons. Oysters are very high in protein, low in fat and rich in calcium and other minerals such as iron and calcium. They are mainly used in dishes such as pies, soups and stews.
2 Additional Answers
Oysters eat algae, and also plankton. The oyster skims the surface for its food, which flows in through its shell together with the water around it. The oyster absorbs the food from the water via cilia, and the water then flows back out of the shell.
Oysters eat plankton. They are referred to as filter feeders. They have no mouth or teeth. Water is pumped through their bodies. Microscopic organisms are strained through their gills.
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