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big_trucks_1985 10-20-2012 09:44 PM

best food for shrimp?
 
what is the best staple diet for them?

rrastro 10-20-2012 09:49 PM

what kind of shrimp are you talking about?
neos, cards, filter feeders?
aside from all that it is kind of akin to putting gas in your car.
Some people have fancy cars and only put in high octane. Some don't. Many people have average cars and they put in regular octane.
I alternate between blanched spinach / kale, algae wafers, and repashy. They also assuredly eat some of the special corydoras food that I drop in my tank for my hastatus. They are all neos.

Neatfish 10-20-2012 11:52 PM

Hey good question. What about ghost shrimp? Is flake food alright for them?

sbarbee54 10-21-2012 12:05 AM

Ghost shrimp are punks, they will eat anything...

For any shrimp a variety of diet is best, fresh food as in Spinach or kale, branded shrimp food, some blood worms as a treat every so often....

Neatfish 10-21-2012 12:09 AM

What? "punks" Want me to get some RCS but remember I have a betta.

big_trucks_1985 11-12-2012 02:02 AM

any other opinions?

ravensgate 11-12-2012 02:16 AM

YOu never said what kind of shrimps. Otherwise, as far as a good basic shrimp food I like Mosura Excel or Mosura CRS Specialty food. Ebi Dama soft is a big hit with mine as well and seems to be just a basic staple diet food. I've got CRS, PFR/RCS, and OEBTs.

Vincent Tran 11-12-2012 02:37 AM

Biofilm is the best staple diet!

acitydweller 11-12-2012 07:22 PM

these guys are scavengers. they do great with regular flake foods

GeToChKn 11-12-2012 07:36 PM

A variety of foods is the best. There is no one best food. I feed algae wafers, blood worms, spinach, power food, shrimp pellets, spirulina flakes, all kinds of things. Just change it up everytime.

ravensgate 11-12-2012 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeToChKn (Post 2076329)
A variety of foods is the best. There is no one best food. I feed algae wafers, blood worms, spinach, power food, shrimp pellets, spirulina flakes, all kinds of things. Just change it up everytime.


Completely agree!


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