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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-30-2013, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Fairyshrimp food

Hello all
Im going to order som mixed crostations (redtaild fairyshrimp, triops, beaver fairyshrimp, seed shrimp and waterflee). What does thise eat. Do i need to by special food for them?
Realy hope you can help.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-30-2013, 02:34 PM
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fairy shrimp eat yeast as far as I know...

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I think seed shrimp will eat moss.
Triops are carnivorous, you might be able to give them small crumbs of shrimp pellet.

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Okay, thanks. Then I'm going to by the eggs.

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best thing to feed fairy shrimp is green water. yeast can work, but i find green water to work much better. ostracods(seed shrimp) will eat detritus. generally speaking, you dont have to worry about feeding them. they will eat whatever is organic and decaying in the tank.

triops are carnivorous and need a mixture of vegetable matter and protein. as a first food, green water works pretty good, and within a few days, small pieces of fresh carrot.

water fleas will also eat green water and yeast.

green water is easier to use than yeast because it is harder to over feed with green water, but pretty easy to overfeed with yeast.
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"but pretty easy to overfeed with yeast. "

Too true...also very stinky.

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spirilina powder works too!
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