Does anyone know why my two red cherry shrimp are eating the plants in the tank? I thought normally these shrimp just clean off the algae, but mine full on chew through the leaves and pluck them off the plant stem, you can see it in the photos. They are eating my crypts and some unidentified plant I got from petco (will insert image). Are they just hungry? Should I be feeding them more? Currently I feed them about 1/8th of an algae wafer every night or every other night (entire algae wafer is the size of a dime) and I thought this would be enough for the two of them. They also get some of the food my Betta misses while feeding twice a day (usually a pellet or two) and they constantly eat algae.
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