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Ghost shrimp as food?

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by FroFro, Aug 12, 2017 at 8:36 PM.

  1. FroFro

    FroFro Mostly New Member

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    Was at the petstore today looking at sponge filters (still hunting) and over heard one of the employees talking about feeding ghost shrimp to her fish as live snacks/food. Is this a real thing? I'd imagine a ghost shrimp would be too large for most fish to eat :/

     
  2. NickAu

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    It depends on the size of the fish doing the eating.

    Almost any fish or invert can be used as live food ( as long as they are not poisonous ), I have Bettas that hunt and eat Malaysian trumpet snails.
     
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    Loads of people that keep larger cichlids (oscars, dempsy, etc) feed live ghost shrimp to their fish. They are inexpensive and seem to pose less of a threat than feeding live minnows which can carry more diseases than shrimp.

    In my area they even have freeze dried shrimp as big as if not bigger than ghost shrimp specifically for fish food.
     
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