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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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do shrimp graze on green spot algae

I'm talking about the algae that you have to scrape off with a razor. I see them eating the algae when scraped off but I was wondering can they eat it off the glass. I figure I might just leave the back glass covered in it if they do pick at it.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 12:53 AM
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mine graze on it all the time,,, but i have never seen them clean it bare to the glass
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Oh I don't mind it still being there. Just don't want to limit their food source
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As long as the tank is well cycled and has light, they will generally never starve. Unless you have thousands.

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i find green spot almost a necessity when the shrimplets are born. Its usually beneficial to have in a shrimp tank. If it gets a bit thick, i generally clean the front glass of the tank while leaving the sides and rear as is. G/L!

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