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Frequency of feeding

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How often do you feed your inverts? I have a 1 gal with 2 adult ramshorns and some babies, of course, and 5 ghost shrimp. It has a few plants that have been in there for almost 1 month now and lots of poo, not for lack of vacuuming with an airline. (How do such tiny animals produce so much poo??)
How often should I be feeding them? I've been dropping in goldfish pellets and/or algae wafer crumbs every 2-3 days and they are always devoured. Does this seem like too much?

I should mention that I do have a filter on the tank -Azoo Palm- and it gets weekly water changes (working on finding what % works well).
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I feed every few days. With most shrimp, it's easy because they'll just eat algae and biofilm if nothing else is available. Ghosties are a little different though. They don't eat much algae, and are constantly scavenging for food. I would feed them a small amount every day so they don't eat one another. I have literally seen one ghost shrimp rip another in half and devour it in a matter of minutes. Creepy!

I do a WC of about 1/4 of my AquaView once a month (or so). You should probably do every two weeks with ghost shrimp. I'm going to increase the frequency on mine here shortly because I'm impatient with my plant growth and want to start dosing Flourish Comp and resume dosing Excel every few days. I stopped for a while to give my crabs and shrimp a chance to get adjusted.

You should start a journal and post pictures of yours :)
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