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    Default List of Feeds for your shrimps

    Sharing a list of how i feed my shrimps(got idea from many websites):

    Cherry : Hikirai Algae Waffers, boiled: cucumber

    CRS: Hikirai Algae Waffers, boiled: cucumber, spinach and carrot

    Yamato: Hikirai Algae Waffers

    Care to share what u feed yours?

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    Thank for the list. I add on:


    Cherry : Hikirai Algae Waffers, boiled: cucumber, Hikirai Crab cuisine

    CRS/Diamond: Hikirai Algae Waffers, boiled: cucumber, spinach and carrot, Hikirai Crab cuisine, Special CRS food that is developed to promote proper moulting.

    Before using the Special CRS food, I used to feed all my shrimps with Cichlid Food at times to battle incomplete moulting problem. Cichlid needs high level of Iodine.
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    Hi,
    my shrimps get all the same food, so this list show the food for all of them:

    • thin raw cucumber slices (I don't cook it, they eat the soft tissue around the seeds also in raw cucumber slices).

    • special protein-rich pellet foods for guppies

    • cyclop-eeze in small portions once a week

    • frozen artemia

    • normal flake food

    • soft kinds of algae if I have some (normally there are no algae at all in the shrimp tanks)

    • other kinds of frozen food like frozen cyclops, daphnia etc. but they don't like it that much in my experience


    BTW, I heard that dried stinging nettle (it's a common weed here in Europe) should be a good food to enhance the coloration of the shrimps and also of crayfish. At the moment there is too much snow to find any but I'll test it when the winter is gone.

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    Read that cyclop are packed with vitamins and mineral, I tried to feed my shrimps with dried cyclop, but cyclop float around, I gave up on them.
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    You can try making your dried cyclops into agar cubes or ice cubes. not sure what happens to its nutritional content after freezing or heating though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitpie
    Thank for the list. I add on:

    CRS/Diamond: Hikirai Algae Waffers, boiled: cucumber, spinach and carrot, Hikirai Crab cuisine, Special CRS food that is developed to promote proper moulting.
    what actually is the "Special CRS food"?
    one of those Japanese brand?
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    yeah, that's right.

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    is it ok to feed mainly on hikira algae wafers?

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    I feed my shrimp HBH crab and lobster bites, sometimes Omega One veggie flakes, an algae disc here and there. Mostly I feed them some homemade food with added vitamins though : My recipe

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    Walter,
    Hikira algae wafers contains mainly material with animal origin and less on greens. Since their nature diet is mainly alage, it is good to supplement them with boiled vegetable. Make sure that the vegetable has not pesticide.


    Jake,
    Welcome.

    Does the leftover of your recipe turn mouldy after 24hours? My shrimp do not touch mouldy food even though they are scavengers.
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