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Hikari shrimp cuisine?

Just got this food and they're tiny pellets for RCS which are about 1/4" in sizes. Is it better to put the food in little dish or just drop them on the substrate? assuming they'll sink, thanks
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If your shrimp don't carry them off then the dish is good. But Hikari is small enough that one piece is for one little shrimp generally...they'll find it in the substrate if you don't feed too much.


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Some will float for a bit and then sink, if you just toss them in. I've never used feeding dishes, but I would suggest presoaking if you do.

However, they are so light, I'm not sure you could keep them on the dish.
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Great stuff! It's one of the only foods that Cardinal shrimp will go and get.

I wouldn't worry about waste, since the pellets are so small. Just put a small pinch in the tank, and add more if needed.

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If the copper content is fine for shrimp in this particular food, will the copper in seachem flourish be non-lethal as well?

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The tank was running for two months with no fish, had the shrimp for a week and hasn't fed them any, there's some algae in the tank. So this is the first time I'll be feeding them. They should be happy with this food.

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My shrimp luv this stuff... I give it to them maybe once a week since they have plenty of bio film to eat.

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If the copper content is fine for shrimp in this particular food, will the copper in seachem flourish be non-lethal as well?

I use flourish root tabs with no problems. I've read many here who use the liquid treatment. Too much copper is deadly. Shrimp actually need trace amounts because their blood is copper based, not iron like us.

Many disease treatments have high levels of copper that would be deadly, but using flourish dosed as recommended should be fine.
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I put some in the tank, it didn't get their attention, maybe because there's a lot algae food for them in the tank already. Is it better to feed at night or during the day when lights are on? It's a shrimp only tank.

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