View Full Version : what do i feed pepp shrimp?

01/14/2004, 03:39 PM
and how often do i do it?

i received two in my package (thanks richard for the extra) and i havent fed them since they went in!

so what and when do i feed them?


01/14/2004, 03:48 PM
they are scavengers and part of the clean up crew, you shouldn't need to feed them specifically.

You could feed them some aptasia if you want :-P

greg s
01/14/2004, 03:58 PM
they are scavengers, but i would still feed them 1-2
a week... i have found all my shrimps love formula 1 & 2
pellets! they are perfect size they will get use to this and
take them right out of your hands...i use to not feed mine
then i woke up on day and a peppermint was eating
the foot of a clam, and killed it... so i have feed these
guys now for about a year and they love it, and still
keep cleaning up the tank...Greg

01/14/2004, 04:07 PM
since there are no fish in my tank right now, and there is no left over food to scavenge, i guess i should get a little something for them to eat


01/14/2004, 06:43 PM
They'll survive off of dying stuff (what little there is) for a few days. Then, I'd feed whatever goes to the fish, to train the shrimp (e.g. pieces of flake or frozen) to go after fish food :D

01/14/2004, 06:59 PM
My shrimp eat shrimp. I shave off small pieces of frozen shrimp and handfeed my shrimp. I only do that once in awhile. She scavanges around for the rest of her meal when I feed the fish. I also use frozen shaved sea scallops.