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Feeding seaweeds to shrimps

I have a lot of dry seaweed food which i had got for my marine tank left. Can i feed that to neocardina shrimp breeding tanks? Purple and green seaweed.

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I'd be worried about the high salinity but then again, that might make it unpalatable to them. 2nd opinion?
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If it's dried and you feed in small amounts, I'm not sure that would be a problem? I mean, there's a lot of foods on the market for shrimp that are made with seaweed/algae in some form or another... that often comes from the ocean. Might see "seaweed meal/powder", possibly nannochloropsis (fresh, brackish or saltwater algae), kelp, etc.


Feed a small amount and see how it goes?
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Not a problem at all, just as @Zoidburg suggests. Dried seaweed meant for marine tanks is a staple in most of my freshwater tanks. Usually doesn't contain much in terms of salinity if you're using a mainstream brand in Europe and Asia.

If there's any concern, you can always rinse or soak it for a bit in dechlorinated water.
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As long as it's not seaweed for dashi, you should be fine. I fed a lot of seaweed to my shrimp, and they went bananas over it. The nori kinds are great for feeding most if not all aquarium herbivores.

So many fish/plants/inverts to keep, not enough aquaria.
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If it's dried and you feed in small amounts, I'm not sure that would be a problem? I mean, there's a lot of foods on the market for shrimp that are made with seaweed/algae in some form or another... that often comes from the ocean. Might see "seaweed meal/powder", possibly nannochloropsis (fresh, brackish or saltwater algae), kelp, etc.





Feed a small amount and see how it goes?
They are dry seaweeds. Here are the pics, one is sheet and other is flakes (seaweed cut into small pieces)

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It should be perfectly fine for them as safety goes, if that's what you are asking. That seaweed is fed to some of the most fragile marine aquarium inhabitants in the world. Might want to soak it in water lest it contain salt, but if the shrimp eat it (and I'd expect they would), go for it.
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It should be perfectly fine for them as safety goes, if that's what you are asking. That seaweed is fed to some of the most fragile marine aquarium inhabitants in the world. Might want to soak it in water lest it contain salt, but if the shrimp eat it (and I'd expect they would), go for it.
They ate it..

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