Question Crystal Red Shrimp Feeding And Shrimp Food

Daniel Nguyen

Member
Hello,

I have two questions regarding crystal red shrimp feeding and shrimp food. Up until now, I have been using algae wafers to feed shrimp and removing uneaten food after three hours to avoid ammonia spike and cloudy water. I have been doing that for couple months and feel like wasting a bunch of shrimp food since the shrimps only eat like 1/10 of a small wafer. This week, I want to try some new shrimp food, and yesterday I received the Ebita Breed Quadro 2 and Shrimp King Complete that I ordered on Ebay. The problem that I've noticed with this Ebita and Shrimp King food is it is very hard and after leaving for 6 hours in the tank, it's still the same (just a little bit softer) even though lots of shrimps are eating it. So, my questions are:
1) For this Ebita and Shrimp King food or any type of hard shrimp food, do I have to remove it from the tank after 3 hours or can I leave it there 24-48 hours without worrying about ammonia spike and cloudy water?
2) For anyone who uses shrimp dish to feed shrimp, how do you remove uneaten food from the dish?. Right now, I am using the tweezers to take out the fish and carefully not to spill the uneaten food all over the tank but this kind of practice is very hassle.

Thank you
 

dwarfpufferlover

Member
Shrimp king complete is good for 24 hrs then remove.

I remove any uneaten food from dish after the 24. I use tweezers as well.
 
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Daniel Nguyen

Member
dwarfpufferlover said:
Shrimp king complete is good for 24 hrs then remove.

I remove any uneaten food from dish after the 24. I use tweezers as well.
HI dwarfpufferlover,

Got it! I'll leave the food for 24 hours and see how it goes. If it's this kind of hard, I don't think the shrimps can finish like 1/4 of food lol. And did you remove the food with the tweezers or remove the feeding dish? If you remove the food then I think it only works with the hard food but the softer food like wafers, I don't know what to do except taking the whole dish out
 

dwarfpufferlover

Member
Daniel Nguyen said:
HI dwarfpufferlover,

Got it! I'll leave the food for 24 hours and see how it goes. If it's this kind of hard, I don't think the shrimps can finish like 1/4 of food lol. And did you remove the food with the tweezers or remove the feeding dish? If you remove the food then I think it only works with the hard food but the softer food like wafers, I don't know what to do except taking the whole dish out

I take the whole dish out right after I inspect for babies. It’s a pain but I keep nerites to help with unwanted debris. Hope this helps
 

Rtessy

Member
Half the time I just throw food in, and sometimes it stays there for days... that being said, I have so much plant growth that I don't have any nitrates and it takes care of any potential ammonia spikes. I use a little airline tubing to siphon out the debris from the feeding dish because mine always make such a mess. Also, I've been able to cut up algae wafers into much smaller pieces with a sterile pair of scissors, that might be an option.
 

dwarfpufferlover

Member
I was dumb and didn’t make my stand high enough for siphon
 
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Daniel Nguyen

Member
Thank you both dwarfpufferlover and Rtessy for your recommended practice
 

Rtessy

Member
dwarfpufferlover said:
I was dumb and didn’t make my stand high enough for siphon
Oh nooooooo! That's the worst!
 

TexasDomer

Member
A turkey baster might be better for removing uneaten food.
 

tjander

Member
Why could you simply feed them less if they only eat 1/10 then feed them a 1/10? They should eat that much and you don’t need to worry about removing uneaten food. Just a though and question.
 

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