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To vary my juvenile FRCS diet I give them a (single) tropical fish flake every other day, in addition to their main Hikari shrimp cuisine diet. They seem to like the flakes, but I was wondering what else I can do to vary their diet. I have only just started giving them one or two of the Hikari pellets a day since I am not sure how many to give them – there are four shrimp in total. Pic is from when I first got them, they are now about three times that size. 

FRCS on the money.jpg

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sdlTBfanUK

With so few shrimp you my not ned any food as there should be enough biofilm for them. Always food sparingly as too much can cause BIG problems but what you are doing now should be ok.

Have a look here for ideas, but be careful not to overfeed, and any fruit/veg MUST be ORGANIC!

https://skfaquatics.com/forum/forums/forum/44-food-nutrition/

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jayc

There are so many good foods you can feed shrimp.

Read the posts Simon link and you will get some great ideas.

 

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Macronano

Thanks Jayc and sdlTBfanUK - I'll check those sources out. They are certainly chowing down on the biofilm too. 

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Crabby

I'm a fan of barley pellets and hikari algae wafers. I also have fish in that tank, so I'm sure the shrimp get some fish food too.

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