Ghost Shrimp and Parrots

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Are ghost shrimp a good food source for BRP? In july i am leaving on a 7-10 day trip and was considreing stocking a bunch of ghost shrimp as food as an alternative to using a vacation feeder.
 

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BRPs are not in my fish collection, but IME fish can go a couple weeks without food.

Stocking ghost shrimp is not a bad idea - I've done it.
 
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I was thinking of adding them 2-3 weeks ahead of time to see how they liked them and if they eat them.

And fish may be able to go for several weeks with no food, but it probably isn't good for them, and I'd rather not take chances. But I have a while to figure it out.
 

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Good morning,

I would hate to see them go that long without food too. Although they may survive that long without food it just doesn't sound good. A good water change right before you leave will be a good idea too.

Maybe you have a friend that could pop in and feed them a time or two while you're gone. If so, pre-measure their food and put it into a pill box or zip lock bag and hide the rest of the food so they don't get over fed and you come back to a messy tank and possibly even dead fish.

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My brother may be able to come feed them. He is thinking of going on the trip too, its for a cousins wedding, but he may stay. I am looking for a back up plan in case he can't.
 

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If you threw enough shrimp into the tank, and the BPs decided they loved them, what's to keep them from gorging and eating all of the shrimp in one sitting? I'd worry about the health of the BPs after that..... :shock:
 

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I think actually finding them would prevent them all from being eaten at once.

Fish will surely die after several weeks without food. One week isnt long.
 
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