Shrimp feeding. Fresh veggies a must?
I've been keeping ghost shrimp for a while now because they eat excess fish flakes so adding extra food just for them wasn't necessary and they cleaned up what the fish didn't eat. It works nicely. I'd like to branch out into different kind of more exotic tropical freshwater shrimp though. I somehow got the impression that you needed to boil vegetables 2-3 times a week and feed it to them, then observe, and remove it very soon after they finished eating. This was more effort I wanted to put into to it so I never got another kind of shrimp.
Is that necessary? Or is special shrimp food, like wafers or shrimp flakes/pellets enough so I wont have to go the fresh vegetable route?
What kinds of shrimp can live off of fish flakes and algae/bio-film (I have driftwood in my tank) only? That would be most ideal because using them as little cleaners would be great in addition to the snails I have.