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Hi, I am trying to get rid of a plaque of seed shrimp (Ostracod) in my tank, Does anyone know if any of fish species would eat it? As far I found out, most fish wont eat it, because seed shrimp has hard shells and it causes digestive problem, my neon tetras grab it and spit it out,I heard black skirt tetras are good for it.thnx
 

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I had them in my 2ftx1.5ftx2ft planted tank , after I put Melanotaenia Praecox in they are now gone .
I have also had Melanotaenia Duboulayi eat them .
That said , there are quite a few species of Ostracod they vary in size and what they eat . I am in Australia , so no surprise that Australian and New Guinea fish eat the local ones , but I would not be surprised if they eat American ones too .
I know that a lot of my experience is regional and not valid over there but it should give you some idea .
 

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Feed less and they will go away on their own. They are a sign of overfeeding. But CPDs will eat them.
 
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