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 #10338  by xaviee
 
Hi everyone, may I know if I can feed this shrimp feed to my opae ula shrimps? I know some people use spirulina using toothpick drip, but is it possible to compress them into mini ball form? :)
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 #10339  by odin
 
Hi do you have a website link to this product?
 #10344  by Vorteil
 
Or just look into feeding pure freeze dried spirulina. I use this one. I don't use any type of shrimp food that is targeted towards freshwater shrimp. Once my tanks have been set up I stop feeding unless the population in the tank is too high. Initially I feed 2x a week for 12 weeks and then stop. I stay away from protein based animal ingredients since I'm not running any filtration.
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 #10359  by odin
 
Vorteil wrote:Or just look into feeding pure freeze dried spirulina. I use this one. I don't use any type of shrimp food that is targeted towards freshwater shrimp. Once my tanks have been set up I stop feeding unless the population in the tank is too high. Initially I feed 2x a week for 12 weeks and then stop. I stay away from protein based animal ingredients since I'm not running any filtration.
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This is the way to go to be honest, tried and tested.

Edit: There are many brands so you can choose others.
 #10364  by Vorteil
 
I pretty much stick with spirulina. This one IMHO works the best. I've tried others that seemed to dissolve into the water too fast. This one floats and gives the shrimp plenty of time to eat it.

I have fed from time to time Hikari Algae wafers though not often.

I do breed various FW Neocaridina & Caridina shrimp. I don't feed the opae any of these foods.

https://www.reddit.com/r/shrimptank/com ... la_shrimp/

https://www.reddit.com/r/Aquariums/comm ... ng_frenzy/

https://www.reddit.com/r/shrimptank/com ... somewhere/
 #10375  by opaeforever
 
Vorteil wrote: 20 Jun 2022 19:30 I pretty much stick with spirulina. This one IMHO works the best. I've tried others that seemed to dissolve into the water too fast. This one floats and gives the shrimp plenty of time to eat it.

I have fed from time to time Hikari Algae wafers though not often.

I do breed various FW Neocaridina & Caridina shrimp. I don't feed the opae any of these foods.

https://www.reddit.com/r/shrimptank/com ... la_shrimp/

https://www.reddit.com/r/Aquariums/comm ... ng_frenzy/

https://www.reddit.com/r/shrimptank/com ... somewhere/
I totally opposite, I feed my opae ula all kinds of shrimp food that I can get hold of(powder form,pellets, wafer, mulberry leaf etc) as long as they able to finish it within a days(except mulberry leaf, this no Ill effects as long as give portion that suit the tank size and not to bottle/jar enclosures) , it will be fine.
 #10377  by Vorteil
 
Most keep the Opae Ula stop feeding at some point. For example my 6 year old quart jar. I've fed it at most a dozen times in the 6 years I've had it. Opae Ula are very simple shrimp. I don't run any filtration and rarely feed. IMO it's completely different then FW shrimp. I tend to keep it simple.
 #10379  by opaeforever
 
here is my bunch of opae enjoying their snack make of black soldier fly larvae protein and spirulina.
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