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post #16 of 45 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 03:03 AM
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I tried putting both the algae wafer and shirakura but I don't see a big difference. In fact in the long run, I see them eating from the wafer more.

Does anyone see a difference in the quality of the CRS from feeding them this?

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post #17 of 45 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 02:27 PM
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i think shirakura and mosura are the same thing.they look the same and smell the same.but that is just my guess.
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I'm in the market for some shrimp food. Mine won't go near the Hikari algae wafers. They've just been eating whatever algae is in my tank and whatever flakes fall to the bottom (I throw in extra for them).

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then get some mosura or shirakura pellets they will eat them.i know that for a fact.my wont touch alge waffers either.
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Haven't tried the Shirakura but I'll be getting some soon. My shrimp (mostly CRS, few cherries, amanos) are almost conditioned to eat anything. I unplug the canister filter during feeding times to place food in the tank in specific spots and I swear the shrimp start congregating in the spots as soon as the filter pump turns off. Its a battle royale most of the time, fun to watch. The amano's usually make off with the larger chunks the greedy buggers.
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I noticed my shrimp will swarm the shirakura food much more then the hakari or anything else i have fed them...

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I used to sell the shirakura.

I am going to try to get Rains shrimpy biscuits over here to the states....

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Haven't tried the Shirakura but I'll be getting some soon. My shrimp (mostly CRS, few cherries, amanos) are almost conditioned to eat anything. I unplug the canister filter during feeding times to place food in the tank in specific spots and I swear the shrimp start congregating in the spots as soon as the filter pump turns off. Its a battle royale most of the time, fun to watch. The amano's usually make off with the larger chunks the greedy buggers.

i break my hikari wafers into 2 pieces and then drop them on each side of the tank and one shirakura in the middle. I come back 10 mins alter its just 3 swarms of shrimp. Of course i always see a big piece in a crs by itself damn greddy bastids.
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I am going to try to get Rains shrimpy biscuits over here to the states....
If anyone ever wants some of her biscuits just contact her, she has a friend who can transship and always tends to be able to send some over to you if needed. She said she isn't interested in anyone selling them for her. I've also offered to handle reshipping the future orders if something falls through with her friend.

So no need there, when ever anyone needs any just let her know. On that note, I should see if shes made any recently, since I just ran out in December

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I used to sell the shirakura.

I am going to try to get Rains shrimpy biscuits over here to the states....
Is that what you feed yours now, Wood? Rains shrimpy biscuits?

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i just received some shirakura today thanks to gabe, the only thing i don't get in the microorganism as he sent me instructions and said to turn up my air ration?
not sure what that means. So far my RCS have not left the shirakura, they seem to love it more than the CRS and CBS
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My CRS eat Hikari algae wafers and whatever vegetable I might be feeding. Not so picky

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my crs n cbs just grazes around and they are on the sponge filter more than anything. the rcs are the ones around the food.
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As for turning up the air ration, it means to turn up the air pump. It helps sink the powder faster.
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As for turning up the air ration, it means to turn up the air pump. It helps sink the powder faster.
You have an air pump running in with your shrimp? Doesn't this raise the PH?
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