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  1. Default When to feed new shrimp


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    Hi all

    I added 8 new red cherry shrimp last Sunday to help clean up algae in my tank.

    I have some green algae on the substrate and some rocks, as well as some on the glass. There is also some white fuzz on my driftwood, as well as some brown algae on it.

    Can the shrimp survive on the algae alone or do I need to feed them as well? I did buy some Fluval shrimp pellets.

    At this point I can only find 5 shrimp, so I may have lost a few. I do see some clear shrimp skins though.

    Thanks
    I think I want a bigger tank!!

  2. #2

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    Is there other stock? or is it a new shrimp tank?

    If there is other stock I wouldn't worry about it, They will find plenty of leftovers as well as the algae munching.

    If it is shrimp only I would only feed once or twice a week because left over food will destroy your water quality and they will also have algae to eat.

    Shrimp don't eat much at all.

    The white fuzz, [If slimy] is simply biofilm although I prefer the technical term "Driftwood snot" and will go away or get eaten also.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

  3. Default


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    Thanks 850R

    The only other stock is a betta.

    I will keep an eye on them and maybe treat them in a couple weeks, depending how the algae supply is doing.

    Cheers
    I think I want a bigger tank!!

  4. #4

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    YVW

    Just a heads up:

    They may end up being betta snacks, Some pay no attention.. Some see a shrimp buffet. There's no telling which way each individual betta will feel.

    Good luck and enjoy your tank.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

  5. Default


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    Thanks again 850R!

    He followed them around a bit when they first arrived, but now doesn't seem to bother with them.

    Cheers
    I think I want a bigger tank!!

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