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Old 02-06-2022, 05:53 PM   #1
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cherry shrimp not getting big

I have had red cherry shrimp for about a year now. There breeding fine and look healthy. My question. Why are they not getting larger than a half inch.
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I have had red cherry shrimp for about a year now. There breeding fine and look healthy. My question. Why are they not getting larger than a half inch.
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Cherry shrimp don't get spectacularly large typically. Another thing that could help is getting some extra calcium in the water for exoskeleton construction. Shrimp also tend to just do a lot better when the available calcium is higher. Cuttle bone, like those found it pet stores for birds, is a great option for this. There is a product called wondershell that also adds a large amount of calcium/ minerals to the water. Another thing that could help is feeding a quality diet. I like Hikari Crab Cuisine for shrimp. It is a great complete diet for breeding/ growing shrimp.
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Thanks,Dallascowboy. Will try the calcium.
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I second that vote on calcium. Mine were shrimpy (sorry) until I started giving them the Crab Cuisine. Didn't know about the wonder shell. Calling around for it right now...
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Thankyou ADsnails. Guess Hikari seams to be the way to go.
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Thankyou ADsnails. Guess Hikari seams to be the way to go.
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Yep it really is all about the additional calcium if you want to optimize growth and breeding. Seeing as much of their body mass is built from calcium I guess this makes sense.
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