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Old 03-09-2005, 02:39 PM   #1
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formula one & formula two pellets for crabs and shrimp

I just picked up from my LFS a HUGE blood shrimp. (or fire shirmp) About 2". I have read that you should drop some pellets every know and then for shrimp and hermits. Do they prefer formula one or two? Or is there something else that I should use?
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The mentioned pellets should do fine.
Just drop a few a couple in maybe twice a week. They will also get whatever the fish miss.
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I was eating a pretzel and a crumb dropped in - my crabs ate it.

I'm not sure they have much preference for what they eat. I don't know about the shrimp, though, but I'll hang out for replies to your question.
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I was eating a pretzel and a crumb dropped in - my crabs ate it.
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its fun to put a few pellets in once in a while. You get to see everyone come scrambling out to grab them.
My hermits, serpent and brittle stars also enjoy them.
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Old 03-10-2005, 12:57 PM   #6
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my fire shrimp would eat both formula 1 and 2 pellets, and frozen food for that matter, I don't think he really cared as long as it was food.... I never directly tried to feed him, he would just get what ever the fish missed, until he went MIA anyways :-(.
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