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curious about your shrimplet diet

when you know that you have shrimplets in the tank, do you guys feed them specific food? or just let them roam around the tank eating whatever is available like on mosses or filters?

just curious to see what you guys are doing. my shrimplet success has been a bit challenging lately.
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gnod, take a photo of your shrimp tank.
Might be worth a thousand words.

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Naw I just wanted a simple response thanks..Lol
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Can't give a response unless you take a photo dude, otherwise it will be a bunch of random guess work.

Number of plants in tank.
Age of tank.
Filtration.
Predators.
Type of food you are using.
Temperature of tank.
Water changes in tank.
Fertilizers in tank.
Co2 in tank.
Lighting in tank.

Many variables.

Is it the no-clever-name-tank or 2.5 nano tank in your signature?

What are you feeding habits?

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Can't give a response unless you take a photo dude, otherwise it will be a bunch of random guess work.

Number of plants in tank.
Age of tank.
Filtration.
Predators.
Type of food you are using.
Temperature of tank.
Water changes in tank.
Fertilizers in tank.
Co2 in tank.
Lighting in tank.

Many variables.

Is it the no-clever-name-tank or 2.5 nano tank in your signature?

What are you feeding habits?

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lol dude...sweet....dude!... sweetttt!
haha couldn't help it, just came to me

anyways, here's my setup -

Tank - 2.5 Gallon
Number of plants in tank - literal number? like count of stems? haha.. i have some water sprite and few patches of mini xmas moss.
Age of tank - roughly 8 months
Filtration - AC20 set on low
Predators - none
Type of food you are using - mostly the usual shrimp food, b/w, kale tabs, barley, veggie sticks, etc.
Temperature of tank - 72-76
Water changes in tank - weekly, sometimes every 2 weeks
Fertilizers in tank - none
Co2 in tank - none
Lighting in tank - 13W cfl 5 hours daily



I feed once a day usually leave it in there.

I plan to separate my female that's currently berried into a h.o.b. breeding box to monitor shrimplets and their d.o.a. rate if any.

My question still remains - what food have the rest of ya'll used with success feeding shrimplets intentionally like in a h.o.b. breeding box?
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if you intend to boost the survival rate of shrimplets, feed the baby powdered foods by borneo wild, ebiken or mosura. they work great... and i have used them all.

seed the tank with a ton of moss which inadvertently increases the surface area in the tank for bacteria and enzymes to develop on. This is what they feed on and not the moss themselves. If you want to go on the cheap, dump a pinch of yeast, chitosan, calcium clay as well

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if you intend to boost the survival rate of shrimplets, feed the baby powdered foods by borneo wild, ebiken or mosura. they work great... and i have used them all.

seed the tank with a ton of moss which inadvertently increases the surface area in the tank for bacteria and enzymes to develop on. This is what they feed on and not the moss themselves. If you want to go on the cheap, dump a pinch of yeast, chitosan, calcium clay as well
thanks for your response. since i'll be trying to separate them in the breeding box, i was planning to just put in the existing moss tiles along with finely crushed powdered spinach flakes. i may consider now going for the specific powdered food from b/w or mosura.

btw, i got an air pump from our last discussion and the pump i got from amazon is super quiet. real happy about it now.
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which brand did you select as i am always keen to see what runs quieter... dont be shy about stuffing the box with mosses. my crayfish tank is like 70% full of moss. you can skip the other stuff from b/w and mosura as fresher alternatives from kensfish/yourfishstuff is tremendously cheaper and have the same ingredients. its better you feed "fresher" stuff than what b/w and mosura sells. theirs are all processed foods.

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i got this one:
Amazon.com: JW Pet Company Fusion Air Pump 500 Aquarium Air Pump: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: JW Pet Company Fusion Air Pump 500 Aquarium Air Pump: Pet Supplies

good price and SUPER quiet. the bubbles/gurgling sound of the water going up the h.o.b. breeder box was much louder. i'm going to home depot today to go buy some tubing so i can eliminate that sound entirely hitting the surface of the water in the breeder box.

do you have any "fresh" food i can buy some? haha
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Really $13 dollars air pump is quiet? I am using the one from tetra, it was kind of quiet initially but getting louder the longer I have it, seems like it for most air pump I use. I would like to switch it if it is indeed quiet.
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im actually running low and gonna order soon. i usually split up the orders since a lbs of anything would likely spoil over a year. if you want to split an order lmk.

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Really $13 dollars air pump is quiet? I am using the one from tetra, it was kind of quiet initially but getting louder the longer I have it, seems like it for most air pump I use. I would like to switch it if it is indeed quiet.
if you're in the market for one, i recommend that one i linked. much quieter than the tetra whisper. for what it's worth, i've only had it for a night. i can give you a proper feedback in a week's time if you want.

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im actually running low and gonna order soon. i usually split up the orders since a lbs of anything would likely spoil over a year. if you want to split an order lmk.
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Seems like the tank is stable, you were seeking a true answer to the question so here is your only issue:
Photo period 5 hours.

Change the light period to 8 hours to help produce more bio film.
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I feed my shrimp once per day, any food . I never changed water , because it will change PH.
My PH is 6.8-7.0
Sponge filter
Moss
Some stem plants
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