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Old 01-24-2015, 11:10 PM   #1
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Anyone use shrimp as feeders?


Now I know it might sound cruel; but it keeps like a great idea to keep populations in check. I'm not talking about the rarer, more valuable species. But does anyone raise CRS as feeders? Do only certain fish eat them like Cichlids [I've seen my Apistogramma hunt shrimp]? Seems like a great diet loaded with quality protein.
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:21 PM   #2
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Every once in awhile I will get ghost shrimp for my 65gal heavily planted tank. The huge angel fish like to snack on them and in the mean time they help clean up the tank a bit.
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Not on purpose.
When I added a pair of Apistos as my centerpiece fish they completely devastated my colony of about 100 crs in a couple weeks.
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I've heard of people keeping feeder shrimp in their sumps. It's not much different than feeder fish that are sold for large fish to eat, although I'm sure some would feel differently. If you are able to have a healthy population of shrimp that you can cull from it could work.
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I was thinking about that; housing them in the sump and any of them that go through the return pump become food.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:42 PM   #6
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I was thinking about that; housing them in the sump and any of them that go through the return pump become food.
Lots of saltwater tank people do this. They have a refugium in the sump, and raise copepods for the fish to eat.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:48 PM   #7
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I feed my angels and Denison barbs cherry shrimp all the time especially when I'm culling the tank
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