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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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shrimp food?

hi, ive just set up a filterless goldfish bowl so i can keep 2 small amano shrimp in it, i could never get a close up view of the shrimp in my 200 gal tank, it has a small amount of sand in, with some bogwood covered in java moss and java fern, it is lit by a 20w halogen lamp, the questions i have are, what do i feed them, (the wood came from my mature tank, so theres some algae on it) do i use algae tabs, or should i feed fish food, ive never really thought about it in my big tank, as they can do what they want in there. will the light be sufficient to keep the plants going? and how often should i do water changes? any advice would be good. if i cant keep them long term they will have to go back into the main tank.
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Algae tabs are good or they will also eat shrimp pellets, frozen and about any other fish food.

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Shrimp really do require almost pristine conditions. Amano's are known to try to climb out of tanks if they don't like the water conditions. I would try to change the water and much as possible to keep the shrimp comfortable, and the ammonia levels at zero. Shrimp really can't tolerate ammonia quite as well as fish can.

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What water parameters are best for shrimp?
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0 ammonia and 0 nitrite.
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I would have to recommend keeping them in some kind of filtered tank. They are extremely sensitive to any ammonia and nitrite in the water. They will eat just about anything you put in their though. I feed my shrimp shrimp pellets, algae tabs, and spirulina wafers.


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