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    Hi,

    I am virtually new to raising shrimp, I have just set up a 20gal shrimp only tank and am preparing to get the shrimp. My question is What is the best food for raising shrimp?

    I saw some info online talking about Genchem Biomax Size 1, 2 and 3. Is this a suitable all around food and if so I have not been able to find it for sale in the USA.

    Any and all advice is appreciated.

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    Hi Bruce,

    Welcome to the fun of shrimp raising!!!

    Prior we advising you the type of food, can you let us know what shrimp you are intending to keep?

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    I am planning on keeping and raising a few different types but I will start off with CRS.

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    For CRS, go for something that is high in calcium to bring out the white. Most shrimp specialty food are about the same, however I prefer those small wafer type and does not melt in water. Personally, I prefer the brands called Shirakura and Ebitabreed.

    Do note F0 (newly purchased) shrimps are picky with food. Unless you get the shrimp either in baby stage or teenage stage. If they don't eat, starve them for 2 to 3 days and then feed them again.

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    I use HIKARI mini algae wafers as the main staple of their diet as it is good value for money and yes, does not 'melt' in the water which is a good thing if the shrimp take a while to find and then eat their food!

    I use HIKARI shrimp cuisine for tanks with babies as this food is smaller pieces that go soft, and drift all over - babies always find it.

    Mosura foods, i found my shrimps liked speciality but not excel.

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    I like feeding them barley, it flakes out enough that even the less aggressive shrimp get a chance to get some.
    Also, it is safe to leave the uneaten portion in the tank, which something to consider when you have babies. You don't want to have old food sitting around in the tank.

    I also like Bebi by Borneo. It's a small grain dust that you put a little scoop in to the tank, it usually spreads across the water, and drops down across the whole tank. It is small enough that all the babies get a chance to get some, and everyone seems to come out for it. Big and little....

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