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PFR not eating

I recently bought 14 PFR that won't eat or at least I don't see them eating.

I think I've had them for about 2 weeks now and none of them has die.

Are PFR a shy eater? Do they eat very very little?

I have CBS in the tank and I see them eating the food.

I feed Hikira algae wafer, Hikari shrimp cuisine, and Shirakura. I also have bore no wild but never feed that so far.

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They may have to adjust to new foods. Do you know what they were being fed? If they are still alive I would imagine they are eating.

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They may have to adjust to new foods. Do you know what they were being fed? If they are still alive I would imagine they are eating.
Been like 2 week, does it take that long to adjust?

I do think they are eating because none has died off yet. They probably eat lot less than cbs.

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They're eating - you just don't see them.

Have you tried going 4-5 days without feeding to see what happens when you offer food?
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What is your feeding routine... And what is the stocking level?

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They're eating - you just don't see them.

Have you tried going 4-5 days without feeding to see what happens when you offer food?
I'll try that

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What is your feeding routine... And what is the stocking level?
I feed every other day. Each time I feed, I chip the algae wafer into about 5-6 pieces and drop one in. Also about 3 small grains of Hikiri shrimp cuisine.

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You are feeding way too much. Only feed what they can eat in two to three hours every three days to four days.

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Yes, you are feeding way too much for that many shrimp. For 14 shrimp I would feed a piece about this big __ every other day or every third day. Plus, if the shrimp are not used to eating commercial foods they won't be as likely to come to them. Some shrimp are just happier eating biofilm and don't want much in the way of pellets or wafers. I've had some that wouldn't touch a thing I put in the tank and were content to eat off cholla logs and moss. It's no big deal really. But yes, you are overfeeding and are going to come into a large fauna problem (critters you don't want rather) if you don't cut back.
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Not just that, but you're going to have water quality issues. I know you probably have more like 20-25 shrimp with the CBS, but you really need to keep an eye on their eating habits.

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Ok, I'll feed less. Yeah, I have 14 PFR and 6 CBS.

I'll starve then for 3 days then food very little and see what happens.

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Lol you aren't starving them. Trust me. They literally eat 23/7.

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