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I purchased Fluval Shrimp food and Fluval Water Harderner.

Approx how much do I use of each for 3 large amano shrimp?

Instructions for food says as much as they can eat for 1-2 hours. They eat one piece so slow and I'm not going to watch them for that long.

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Fluval Edge 6 gallon

I purchased Fluval Shrimp food and Fluval Water Harderner.

Approx how much do I use of each for 3 large amano shrimp?

Instructions for food says as much as they can eat for 1-2 hours. They eat one piece so slow and I'm not going to watch them for that long.

Thanks
After your tank has had a chance to grow a little algae, the Amanos will not need to be fed very often. If you have some driftwood or chola wood, the Amanos will love to chew on it all day long. They're actually eating all the small plants and microorganisms that grow on the wood. You only need to feed them maybe every other day, if that.

I've had very good luck feeding my Amanos and RCS/CRS shrimps Ken's Premium Veggie Sticks with Calcium. They love the stuff:

http://www.kensfish.com/product545.html

It's extremely inexpensive for the amount you get. I break a stick in half to feed 3 Amanos and 15 CRS. They will pick at it for a couple hours until it's gone. Even my Oto loves to eat this stuff.

With only 3 Amanos you probably don't need to feed very much. Just don't leave food sitting there for longer than a few hours. If they haven't finished it, try to remove it with tweezers or a turkey baster, otherwise it will make your tank dirty and grow bad bacteria.
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After your tank has had a chance to grow a little algae, the Amanos will not need to be fed very often. If you have some driftwood or chola wood, the Amanos will love to chew on it all day long. They're actually eating all the small plants and microorganisms that grow on the wood. You only need to feed them maybe every other day, if that.

I've had very good luck feeding my Amanos and RCS/CRS shrimps Ken's Premium Veggie Sticks with Calcium. They love the stuff:

http://www.kensfish.com/product545.html

It's extremely inexpensive for the amount you get. I break a stick in half to feed 3 Amanos and 15 CRS. They will pick at it for a couple hours until it's gone. Even my Oto loves to eat this stuff.

With only 3 Amanos you probably don't need to feed very much. Just don't leave food sitting there for longer than a few hours. If they haven't finished it, try to remove it with tweezers or a turkey baster, otherwise it will make your tank dirty and grow bad bacteria.
Eating is all they do it seems, kind of funny.

Thanks for the tip about removing the left over food. But I still wonder how much I should be feeding them...the food seems small but they eat so slow
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You would only use the fluval water conditioner if you are going to use pure RO water. If you're using tap water, you won't need to add that stuff to the water at all. Doing so would make your water too hard.

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