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I just learned a great trick, so I thought I'd share:

 

I offered my shrimp a piece of Shrimp King mineral food a few weeks ago, and they completely ignored it. The snails devoured it, but the shrimp had zero interest.

 

Not wanting to waste a full bag of food, I tried again today - put another piece in their bowl... and again no reaction.

 

So I added a small piece of a food I knew they loved (HAN 12 Herb), and they swarmed the bowl. But they didn't just eat the HAN food, they are eating the mineral food too. In fact, they are fighting over it! Success :)

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I have a mortar and pestle.  I take a variety of foods and slice off a tiny bit of each and put in the bowl part and grind it up. Then I place a small amount in the long glass tube thingy I use to get the food down into their glass bowl.  That way they get a large variety and they usually chomp all of it down.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Pardon my ignorance but is there really benefits for using a shrimp bowl ?

I can only guess its to keep the food away from decomposing in the substrate which can cause a planaria outbreak.

Is that it ??

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