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Food for baby shrimp... necessary?

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Is it necessary for survival of Cherry Shrimp offspring to have specific baby food provided to them, or can they survive on the flora and fauna in the tank?
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You do not need any specific baby food for babies, Just a nice patch of moss does the job. The adults can't reach the bio film inside giving the babies a safe place to hang out and eat.
I saw some kind of baby shrimp food on eBay. It was like in a powder form. I just crush whatver I feed the adults with my fingers, but it's probably not necessery.
Cool. Thanks for the replies folks!

I guess now I just have to wait till one of the females successfully gives birth. Seen 2 girls berried, but haven't seen babies yet. I was concerned they were dying of starvation...
It takes about a month for the eggs to hatch. Depending upon your substrate, newborn shrimp are almost invisible. I was photographing some and they were about three or four sand grains long.

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