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ღ Miss ShrimpTastic! ஐ...
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I think glass feeding dishes are use more often by shrimp breeders because, well it's glass, you really can't go wrong with glass having anything "weird" in it. If I were to rate the difference I would say Clay/Terra Cotta is 85-90% shrimp safe while glass is practically 99.99% ;)

When it comes to shrimps I don't want to take shortcuts because in the end my shrimps are worth the most. If I were to buy a cheap feeding dish and save at most $3-$4 and have even 1 dead shrimp as a result, its no longer worth it.
 

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ღ Miss ShrimpTastic! ஐ...
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I remembered awhile back while searching for feeding dishes I read that shrimp keepers opted for glass mainly because it looks decent and it's "chemically" clean. There had been reports that other alternatives used end up having unexplainable deaths or sudden change in parameters. It's like FSS for example, its suppose to be a "shrimp substrate", and even then, I had to break down 4 tanks to realize its not meant for CRS/CBS/Tigers.

Perhaps it has to do with the material being porous enough to soak in anything bad, or leach anything bad for that matter? Glass in general, especially high clarity ones such as Pyrex should probably be near to top of the chain for being clean. I totally get what you mean by some having the potential toxic coating, but those are perhaps glass that is painted or coated. If its perfectly clear and high quality like, nothing printed on it, etc, I don't see how it could potentially be any bad if just properly rinsed ;)

Would definitely recommend trying out any feeding dish regardless of choice to see if it raises anything in the water. Put cheap feeding dishes with some less costly shrimps first like cherries for example. Putting a random bought $1 feeding dish in say a SS-SSS CRS/CBS tank would be a BAD idea!
 
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