View Full Version : Vegetable feeding (amano)

07-20-2012, 01:13 AM
I've read on the web it's good to feed some vegetables to your shrimps. Does this apply to any shrimp? I have two amanos.

Anything you have to do to prepare it? Cutting? No seasoning I presume :)

I read you should blanch (boil) it a bit. Is argulua ok?

07-20-2012, 05:18 AM
Most small asian shrimps love veg. Boil it and get it to stay on the bottom. Do remove after 24 hours.

07-20-2012, 10:36 PM
I usually just boil a kettle of water and pour some of the boiling water over the veggie (usually zucchini). I use a toothpick or two to keep it stuck in the substrate.

As wijnands said, take it out after a day.

07-21-2012, 08:41 AM
That works too. What you want to do is break open the cells, makes it easier for them to eat. If you pour boiling water over it it's just the outside you break up and the insides are a bit more work. More fun to watch that way.

I often take some left over veggies from the table and feed that.

07-29-2012, 04:39 AM
Thanks guy. They are taking to the veggies really well.

I'm noticing some unusual behavior over the last 24 hours or so though. I have two shrimps.. one is noticably larger than the other. The larger one is maybe 1.5 inch and the smaller is slightly under 1". They have been very active and busy shrimp the last couple weeks in my ownership.

However, over the last day, the smaller shrimp has stopped moving very much. He just hangs out. The bigger one is still busy counting sand, swimming around and eating the veggie I put in the water. The little one ignored it today. Should I be worried?

Visually, they are starting to look different, too. I can see the insides of the bigger shrimp very well.. a big black circle for its guts and then a black line through its tail. The smaller shrimp always had lighter lines but I could see something. I don't see anything right now. They kind of ignore each other but when they do tangle, the big one generally shoos the smaller one away.

I'm worried the smaller guy is not eating. SHould I leave it be or do something about it?

I'm afraid to put too many flakes in the water otherwise my fish will overeat.