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Raising shrimp to feed cichlids

Postby DanM1939 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:18 am

I was contemplating raising some shrimp to give my haps and peacocks the occasional treat. Anyone else do this? What type of shrimp would you recommend? Would something like a scud be better?
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Re: Raising shrimp to feed cichlids

Postby DJRansome » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:16 am

People do cherry shrimp.
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Re: Raising shrimp to feed cichlids

Postby DanM1939 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:15 am

Would you recommend doing that or just stick to frozen every once in awhile. Is it more trouble than it’s worth?
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Re: Raising shrimp to feed cichlids

Postby DanM1939 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:16 am

Do you think there might be any benefit to triggering their hunting instinct?
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Re: Raising shrimp to feed cichlids

Postby DJRansome » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:53 am

I don't think there is a benefit to feeding anything other than an excellent staple food. Do it for the fun of the fishkeeper if you want to raise the shrimp.
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