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Old 02-26-2005, 09:24 PM   #1
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feeding peppermint shrimp?

Do peppermint shrimp need to fed? Or will they find microscopic leftovers / detritus / etc (like hermits & snails)?

If they require feeding, what food and by what technique?

I ask because when I feed my fish, there are no visible leftovers. I am extremely careful not to overfeed - each mysis shrimp or bit of whatever-food is always consumed.
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Mine eat pellets, frozen, or flakes (when they can). They be fine wilth leftovers that make it to the bottom or caught in the rocks. I have 5 or so. They come right out with the 5 cleaners and 2 blood reds in my tank. They were a lot more shy until they got used to their mates and the lay of the land.

Try some pellets that make it to the bottom.
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They should get plenty at tank feeding time.
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They should get plenty at tank feeding time.
So based on the way I've desscribed my feedings, does it sound like I need to increase the amount of food I'm feeding? I'd hate to overfeed.
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So based on the way I've desscribed my feedings, does it sound like I need to increase the amount of food I'm feeding? I'd hate to overfeed.
I wouldn't feed more at you general feed time, you can always target feed them a pellet or 2 a couple times a week instead.
Don't worry, your fish won't get everything.
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Mine will eat anything at the bottom of the tank. I always see mine eating during the day when it ventures out.
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Thy will actually scavenge for food. Many places sell peppermints as part of a clean-up crew. Do not increase our feedings to benifit the shrimp.
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