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What to feed Red Cherry Shrimp?

If you recently added Red Cherry Shrimps in your fish tank, then you may be wondering what you should be feeding these inverts. If you need help looking for the proper food to ensure that they are healthy and breeding, then you can take a look at this guide from Aquarium Blueprints.

Before we start, it is important to note that your shrimps most likely won’t thrive by just eating the algae in the tank. Instead, we highly recommend that you feed them directly.

Bacter AE

The number one product we recommend feeding your Red Cherry Shrimps is Bacter AE. This is a powder food that your pets that eat directly.

If left alone in the tank, however, then it should be able to grow biofilms all over the surfaces in the aquarium. These biofilms contain a lot of nutritious microorganisms that your babies and adults will love to pick at.

We previously have a lot of problems keeping our Cherries alive and breeding. Once we started feeding them Bacter AE, however, the colony started to grow and prosper.

If you want to learn more about this product, then you can take a look at our review.

Dedicated Shrimp Food

Bacter AE should give your shrimp plenty of protein. With that said, they still need vital minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, in order to make sure that they are able to grow and molt healthily.

We feed our Neocaridinas Shrimp King Complete, which give them a balance diet. You can find out review for this product with here.

Most other dedicated shrimp food products should work as well.

Fish Food

Moreover, your Red Cherries should also readily accept the flakes, pellets and other foods you give to your fish. If you decide to feed general fish food, then we suggest checking its nutritional values to make sure that it contains proteins and minerals for your pet inverts.

If the shrimp don’t seem interested in the food, then we recommend that you avoid feeding them for a day or two. After fasting them, they should be hungrier and, as a result, be more readily able to accept the new food.

In our case, we find that our pets prefer Bacter AE and Shrimp King Complete a lot more when compared to other shrimp and fish food.