How do I feed Amano Shrimp?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by codyrex97, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    I have 3 of the little things (I believe they're all female) and I can't really feed them the same way I feed my fish. I tried using algae wafer and they didn't really go for it. Do I even need to feed them? So far they seem really content in my Java Fern, where they can really hide from anything else. Occasionally they'll come out. How do I tell if they're eating enough? And how do I feed them? I'm going to get cucumber soon so I can put a slice in there.
     
  2. v

    varmint Well Known Member Member

    Hi,
    Amano's are great for feeding on algea. Now, if your tank happens to be too clean then you can give then a piece of zucchini, cucumber or wafers.
     
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    codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    My tank actually has an abundance of diatoms ATM and the shrimp never really go out of the Java Fern. They don't look as though they're searching hard for food so I'm assuming they're finding it easily. Should they change attitudes if they're lacking food?
     
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    varmint Well Known Member Member

    I've always had a problem trying to figure out if my shrimps are starving or not. What I do is put in a piece of zucchini once a week also one algea wafer on a different day. In my case, so far so good.
     
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    codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    Sounds good, thanks!
     




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