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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Best Shrimp Food for Coloration?

Just recently (2 weeks ago) set up a Red Sakura Shrimp Tank up and is looking for best food for their fire red coloration. Any Brand to go by? Dissolve rate? Float/Sink?

Since starting the tank, haven't fed them anything other than them picking on the plants and ADA Amazonian substrate for food.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 12:58 AM
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Borneowild makes a food called Red Ruby that is supposed to enhance the red color.
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I know someone here feeds their red shrimp tomatoes.


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Great, will look into descriptions of Borneowild products and some video illustrations if possible.
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Shirakura vivid is used for enhancing the red on crystal shrimp, I'm sure it would work for cherries too.

Any food containing spirulina and astaxanthin will help with shrimp coloration
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Ask H4n about the Shrimp foods he has. I've gotten food samples from him and the shrimp love these.
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Water parameters seem to change the color of my shrimp the most, but I do feed Stout and got nice shiny shells on my shrimp if that helps.
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