Shrimp as fish food

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by Habsfan, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. HabsfanNew MemberMember

    Does anybody have any experience with raising shrimp as food for their fish?
    I am looking at using a 1 gallon nursery as a shrimp breeder for live food.
    I'm not talking about brine shrimp here.

  2. Quinn_Lamb98Well Known MemberMember

    if you mean cherry shrimp then yes it can be done. i do not have experiense with that as i keep shrimp like i keep fish. to me shrimp don't seem to be the best for live food though because they take anywhere from 2 weeks too 4 weeks before the eggs hatch and then another month before they are large enough to really feed any fish that are 1 inch and up. but if you want them for fry then that should work.

    good luck if you decide to try it,
  3. psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Re: Shrimp as food

    Ghost shrimp are the cheapest feeder shrimp. Feed the shrimp good quality food so your fish get nutrients.
  4. HabsfanNew MemberMember

    Thanks for the replies!