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I know that shrimp (CRS and CRS/CBS) are scavengers by nature, so is their any harm in feeding them crushed pond/bladder snails? Too much protein? (still feeding algae/veggie wafers and the tank is heavily planted)

Seems like a nice free food source, and would rather do that then put an assassin snail back in this tank - they always seem to destroy the Ramshorns before even looking at anything else.

This is a shrimp only tank, already do the crushed snail thing occasionally in my community tank and the fish love it.
 

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It's fine for the shrimp in small does as you said since it's pure protein but it is good for them because it's a free, natural, fresh protein. Not processed, not frozen but right there in the tank.
 

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I do it all the time, every day. I crush and snail I can get to with my planting tweezers
I might be careful about that, since you could get an increase in ammonia from dead matter. That is, if you have a lot of snails in a small tank.
 

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My son does that almost every time we watch the tank together. I limit him to crushing two a day. Since there are about 300 shrimps in that 20G-L, the crushed snails never last for more than 5 minutes.
 

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I do it all the time never ammonia problems, those dead suckers are lucky to last 10 min. I crush about 10-15 a day in each tank. Also do note I have about 120 OEBT/100 Yellows in one tank, 60 BTOE/50 Velvets in another, probably 700 PFR in one, 30TB/30 Hyrbids in another, and 20 F2 hybrids in another, and 18 CRS in one, and 30 SSS+CRS in another. Never a issue
 
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