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I was curious what to suppliment red cherry shrimp? I have read spinach, cucumbers, and zucchini. Do you know anything else that they would eat besides algea?
 

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Cherry love :) :
Hikari Algae wafers

also like eat:
Hikari Crab Cruise
Hikari Micro pellets
Carrot
Banana
any kind of Plankton Tabs for fish.
 

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I sometimes feed mine Wardley's Shrimp pellets and they love them! Usually only when I remember or I want to try and count how many I have in a tank.

I also have about a dozen Chery Reds in a 5g for nearly 2 months now and they haven't received anything other than what they can scavenge. There are no fish in the tank, a couple C. lutea, 5-6 Anubias nana and a mass of Java Moss. They always seem to be foraging in the Java Moss.

They seem to be pretty hardy shrimp. When I moved from Maryland to Ohio, I brought them with me in a small Rubbermaid container with a lump of Java Moss. They received no food or water changes for almost 2 weeks until I could get my tanks moved in and set up. I started with about 24 shrimp and half of those survived. I now have dozens of them spread about my tanks so I wouldn't worry too much about feeding them!
 

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Hikari Crab is a great supplement to their algae diet. It contains essential iodide and calcium needed by all exo-skeleton creatures. Feed them pellets every once in a while to ensure they stay healthy.
 

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Cherrys are not picky, they will eat almost anything that the fish eat.
 

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A friend of mine feeds his cherries freeze dried krill. I feed my amanos whatever foods make it to the bottom.
 

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Be sure to check the ingredients of any food you give your shrimp as some fish foods do contain copper as an ingredient... Whether these amounts are enough to kill shrimp, I can't say for sure, but I prefer to err on the side of caution after a bad experience that left a lot of my cherrys dead...

-Jeremiah
 

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Just a bit off topic, but I saw it was posted here. Why do you feed your Cories sinking algae wafers, bharada?
 

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Corys are not an algae eater, feeding them a sinking wafer for bottom feeders is the best; however mine will eat what ever the fish do not.
 

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I think many animals don't think of themselves as certain types of eaters in the wild. They get a ton of variety and many many community fish like algae or similar greens. Spirulina I have found to be an excellent supplement to the diet for both fish and shrimp.

I am not positive but I believe cherries are fairly hardy shrimp. I haven't found amanos difficult at all. They are always foraging and keeping the tank clean. Wish I could keep them in my bigger tank, unfortunately they would be food.

Try to keep their transfer into the tank as stress free as possible. Hiding places are very important to shrimp I think. Feeding not difficult, they do it for a living :]
 

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Simpte 27 said:
Just a bit off topic, but I saw it was posted here. Why do you feed your Cories sinking algae wafers, bharada?
I actually started out throwing the wafers in for the shrimp, but over time I've noticed that the first ones at it are my corys. It's the same im both my tanks and for the 5 species of corys I keep. It's the same with the shrimp pellets.

I think I don't have enough flake food making it to the bottom of the tank so whenever I throw in something that makes it to the bottom the corys are extremely grateful. :)
 
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