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in the process of working on a shrimp and guppy tank. looking for advice on the care of the shrimp. is there any special requirements? i understand hikari has food specifically for them, ill probably get that. What concerns me is that someone once told me something along the lines of needing to use iodine to induce breeding or to keep healthy shrimp. just curious about everyones experiences really. thanks for reading and replying :popcorn:
 

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sorry cant help you. maybe try looking on google?
 

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I keep and raise cherry shrimp on crushed pellet food. They'll eat regular fish food, and algae, and don't need iodine added to water to breed. Keep some java moss in the tank attached to driftwood for them. What type of shrimp are you thinking of keeping?
 

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We keep Cherry Shrimp in the refugium. Haven't fed them yet this year. They eat just about any scrap of food that the fish miss.

Somehow two venustus fry got in there and we let them grow out a bit. They decimated our stock from a few hundred to just a dozen or so :eek: . After about two months we have seen some shrimpettes so the colony is growing again.
 

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well currently im setting up a new ten gallon for some premo guppies im getting in shortly. figured what better to go with guppies then little tiny shrimp. gonna be a low tech planted tank. just got some cherry shrimp and then i have a trade going through next weekend for some orange eyed blue tigers. just figured id try and get some hands on opinions on what to do. sounds like not much lolz :)

on a side note: why post anything at all if you cant assist me in any way....
 

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lol well this is clearly not the right forum to be asking about this kinda thing hahaha moderators please CLOSE :roll:
 

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Anthraxx8500 said:
lol well this is clearly not the right forum to be asking about this kinda thing hahaha moderators please CLOSE :roll:
You asked for specifics on food and I gave you that. Also you asked about iodine and I answered that too. What else specifically are you looking for? It's a pretty much 'just add water' setup. And, this is a cichlid forum, so most of those here that are keeping guppies and shrimp are doing so to feed them to our cichlids. :)
 
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