Thread: Harvesting and drying
04-27-2012, 04:35 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Harvesting and drying
So my plans are to get some red cherry shrimp in my fiddler crab tank.
Which got me to thinking if it was possible to grow plants in my tank that I could harvest and use as food for the shrimp and crab. Is that at all possible?
04-30-2012, 10:00 PM #2
In general - drying aquatic plants is energy intensive and low yield.
While they can do a job on some plants, cherry shrimp mainly eat the micro-organisms growing on the plants. Just a few plants will grow enough micro-organisms for your shrimp. Just a few dried hardwood leaves will grow enough micro-organisms for shrimp.
05-01-2012, 10:41 AM #3
I know nothing about fiddler crabs. Shrimps will eat anything they can get their little mitts on. That can be micro organisms growing on a decaying leave but they will also take decaying vegetable matter or even dead animals.
Some people feed the shrimp blanched veggies, others even report succes with stinging nettles.