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post #17 of (permalink) Old 09-28-2012, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by SpecGrrl View Post

It's like you have your very own WWE!
heh yea. They are not the prettiest little guys but they are very very interesting indeed. im trying to sort out their feeding first and foremost so maybe i'll have to goto petco or the Chinatown LFS during lunch time to pickup some sinking foods for them.

Originally Posted by chibikaie View Post
My shrimp? They REALLY like Hikari Shrimp Cuisine, but I should probably do more reading on crustacean nutrition before I decide on a staple food. (I'm currently rotating through my stock of goldfish foods, as most of them are herbivore-friendly.) Did you know that aquacultured penaeid shrimp (the ones raised for food) can develop molting issues if they are deficient in - can't remember exactly, I think it's phosphatidylcholine. But it's found in soy lecithin.

I did try to make gel food using spirulina powder, agar agar, squashed green peas (note to self: use baby food next time, pea shells do not squash well), smushed romaine lettuce, vitamin C, calcium carbonate, and red palm fruit oil (it's a really good supplement for vertebrates, high in vitamin A and I think E). It seems to have been quite the resounding failure. I'm thinking of trying straight spirulina powder next.
If you use green peas, purée them first. Im asking jake (somewhatshocked) to see if he's got any protein enriched sinking foods on the menu.

There's soy lecithin in some of the flake foods so i'll have to try feeding that tonight.

Last night they've been doing the spiderman thing and hang upside down off the floaters. i began to wonder were they went until i looked up. They still amaze me

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