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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-08-2018, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Cherry Shrimp + Tiger Nerites

I recently picked up four Tiger Nerites and four Cherry shrimp. My question is in regards to feeding them. I have the small Hikari sinking wafers: I just want to make sure that I am feeding them properly. In my five gallon I have two snails and four shrimp (the snails are just in there temporarily until my new betta gets settled in his tank). I usually drop two wafers in there once a day. In my 2.6 gallon I have two snails and I just drop one, but there is a healthy amount of algae accumulated in that tank for them to munch on as well. The other two tanks are new and haven't had a chance to mature that much.

I want to make sure that I am not over or under feeding them. I haven't had them that long, like two days maybe and I can't find an answer to my question any where else.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-09-2018, 11:32 PM
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yup that food will be perfect for them. and I would break it into 1/4th once you breed them then you can up the wafer. I have over 50 red cherry shrimp in a 5 gallon and they love the wafers I give them. they also eat blood worms at times (though I give the blood worms to my assassin snails)

just make sure the tank is well cycled and some cover for them to feel safe and you'll be just fine. =)

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