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How much brine shrimp to feed?

My tank has 50+ cherry shrimp, 4 Amanos, 2 Nerites and 7 pygmy corys. I currently feed once in the evening a single Hikari algae wafer broken into pieces and a pinch of Hikari shrimp cuisine.

Tonight I bought some frozen brine shrimp cubes for my corys (at least I assume they'll be the only ones to enjoy it?). How much of a single cube should I feed? Secondly my corys are only active in the morning, should I be feeding the brine shrimp then?
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The shrimp will also eat the brine shrimp, and very vigorously.
Be aware that frozen adult brine shrimp have very little nutrition unless they're marinated in something. They're kind of like cotton candy for fish- tasty, but empty. They should be used as a treat instead of a staple. Frozen bloodworms are a favorite of most freshwater fish, and they have much more nutrition.


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your shrimp(both especially cherry) will eat them too, my cory's actually preffer pellets, although they do eat the frozen food, but in less amounts. My cherry shrimp swim up to snatch them out of the water while sinking. I dont think it really matters when you feed them, I feed my fish at completely random times, sometimes skipping a day to stimulate natural habitat behaviour
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The shrimp will also eat the brine shrimp, and very vigorously.
Be aware that frozen adult brine shrimp have very little nutrition unless they're marinated in something. They're kind of like cotton candy for fish- tasty, but empty. They should be used as a treat instead of a staple. Frozen bloodworms are a favorite of most freshwater fish, and they have much more nutrition.
Ah damn I actually had the bloodworms in my hand but put them back in favor of the brine shrimp! I'll have to try some of those too. So with my current aquarium how much of a cube should be fed at one time? Half? A fourth?
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