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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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cherry shrimps

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i got my tank a week ago and i realy want some cherry shrimps but i'm not realy sure what they eat i have two plants in my aquarium a Anacharis and i don't remember what the other one was. i have 3 platies and 2 gouramis in my tank i feed them standard tropical fish food. so i don't realy know what to feed them ive heard they would eat flake food that drops to the bottem but i'm not sure?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 12:16 PM
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Hi, for the future, these types of threads can be posted in the "Aquatics" section . I've been moving them for you. "Forum Suggestions and Questions" is for questions pertaining to the forum, not pets.

What kind of gouramis do you have? They might eat the cherry shrimp so be careful.

Cherry shrimp will graze on algae and eat any food that sinks to the bottom (pellets, flakes, etc.) .




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i have Opaline Gourami and today i got some cherry shrimps today a friend droped some of as he was getting rid of his aquarium. so far the Gourami have not caused any problems the 4 shrimps i got stay in the Anacharis most of the time but they come out often and swim around.
i have not seen the shrimps eating any of the flakes at the bottem but i think there grazing on the plants i heard about something called a algie wafers do you think they are a good idea?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 11:19 PM
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Cherries mainly graze microalgae ond microfilm in the tank. So if you tank is new you will need to be very sure they are getting enough food, as in the fish arent getting it all

My cherries get

Flakes
Shrimp pellets
Algae disks
Zucchini
Capsicum

Dont be suprised if the gouramis eat the adult cherries or even the platys, they will definately clean up any young shrimp

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