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Old 02-05-2017, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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To bring out the red pigment in crystal red shrimp and red cherry shrimp, feed them foods with the natural red pigment Astaxanthin. I feed mine Omega One Shrimp Pellets. Astaxanthin can naturally be found in shrimp and krill. On top of that, the manufacturer adds Astaxanthin to the pellet mix.

I learned about Astaxanthin talking to vendors of captive breed Clown fish when I worked in the pet industry. Certain breeders don't include Astaxanthin in the Clown fish diet. So the fish color instead of being vibrant construction orange color is a muted yellowish color. I would have to pump up the little guys with enriched food to make them sellable.
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I feed mine Cyclopeeze a couple times a week.

http://www.jehmco.com/html/cyclop-eeze.html
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I feed mine Cyclopeeze a couple times a week.

http://www.jehmco.com/html/cyclop-eeze.html
"Test feed reports of Cyclop-eeze showed that dietary astaxanthin esters result in pigment depositions several times higher than either free astaxanthin or other pigment sources. Enhanced coloration effect (2%-5 %) is very evident through these studies." Very nice.

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I drop a small amount on the surface and ALL the shrimp and fish come out of hiding. They go crazy for the stuff.
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I drop a small amount on the surface and ALL the shrimp and fish come out of hiding. They go crazy for the stuff.
I will have to try it. Do you turn off the filters?
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