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Thread: Feeding

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    I got 4 RCS 2 weeks ago and they all seem to be doing great (a huge improvement on the last time I tried shrimp and lost 12 in a month).

    I've bought algae wafers, JBL nano crab pellets, sinking pellets and tetra shrimp food which has 4 kinds of flakes/pellets etc which I've tried to feed them but they don't seem interested.

    I had loads of algae on plants etc when they first came that they quickly cleared but that's more or less gone now from what I can see.

    Should I be worried that they're not eating the food I'm offering? Theyve all shedded since I got them (at least one of them has shedded twice) and they're active and don't bother hiding.

    Maybe I'm being a bit neurotic but I just can't see what they're eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crystalite
    Maybe I'm being a bit neurotic but I just can't see what they're eating.
    Yes maybe but healthy shrimp won't starve to death in that tank so you can relax.

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    Thanks 850R.

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    They're eating all the stuff you can't see!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by homemadepopcorn
    They're eating all the stuff you can't see!!
    They do seem to be a great clean up crew.

  6. #6


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    your rcs are doing since they are not hiding and molting that is a very good sign. i suggest not feeding them for a day or two( which is fine). then feed the shrimp once a day. you can provide them with zucchini, algae wafers,bloodworms,fish flakes, blanched spinach ... the list goes on. uneaten food should be removed after 3 hours because it will deteriorate your water quality. if your shrimp are healthy and happy, they will flock to the food like kids and candy. try a slice of zucchini tied to a rock (you can use a rubber band) and sit back and enjoy the frenzy!

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