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Old 01-22-2018, 03:12 PM   #11
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Scuds are freshwater gammarus shrimp that are easy to culture and make excellent live food
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just say what fish it is maybe then people can give better ideas....no matter what fish u get in this hobby someone is going to say something....and if it were up to those people we wont be keeping half of the fish we now keep...if u are willing to do the best in caring for a type of fish thats hard to keep go for it man and dont worry too much about what people say...so out with the name...i like to see the crazy things people keep....and saltwater is the place to find crazy.
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Would ghost shrimp work? I bought a bunch at Big als and acclimated them to SW. you can toss them right in but if they don't get eaten right away, they'll die quick. My tusk and trigger went nuts for them.

Are we allowed to guess what fish it is? I saw a video recently of a fish eating malformed clownfish so maybe I know what it is???
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Would ghost shrimp work? I bought a bunch at Big als and acclimated them to SW. you can toss them right in but if they don't get eaten right away, they'll die quick. My tusk and trigger went nuts for them.

Are we allowed to guess what fish it is? I saw a video recently of a fish eating malformed clownfish so maybe I know what it is???
Iím thinking ghost shrimp might be the solution. How did you acclimate to salt water Noah?
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I’m thinking ghost shrimp might be the solution. How did you acclimate to salt water Noah?
I think I filled a 10g with about 1/3 freshwater and put the shrimp in. Did a slow drip of Saltwater for a day to get the tank 2/3 full. Emptied half, and started over. Did that for about 3 or 4 days till it was pretty close to my tank salinity.

You could probably do it quicker but I wanted to be safe.

My fish literally went Bananas for them. So I had to decide if I wanted to dump all the shrimp in at once, or just toss a couple in every few days as a treat.
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I think I filled a 10g with about 1/3 freshwater and put the shrimp in. Did a slow drip of Saltwater for a day to get the tank 2/3 full. Emptied half, and started over. Did that for about 3 or 4 days till it was pretty close to my tank salinity.

You could probably do it quicker but I wanted to be safe.

My fish literally went Bananas for them. So I had to decide if I wanted to dump all the shrimp in at once, or just toss a couple in every few days as a treat.
So why did they die when you put them in the tank? And what did you feed the ghost shrimp while you kept them. It would be good to gut load, not just keep them alive.
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I don't know if this will apply to fish and you probably could do a better job gut loading them then I did, but way back when I kept dwarf cuttlefish I had some issues with ghost shrimp. I usually fed them shore shrimp. They looked exactly like ghost shrimp but they were full marine and require no acclimation and lived for months without issue. You of course will have to order them and they are more expensive then ghost shrimp.

To save some costs I fed them ghost shrimp from big al's. The ones that ate ghost shrimp did not grow as big and lived somewhat shorter lives then the ones that ate shore shrimp. In the old days they use to always say don't feed freshwater creatures to marine, but considering PE mysis are freshwater and one of the best foods out there that pretty much throws that theory out.

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http://www.aquaculturestore.com/Shore-Shrimp.html
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Thanks Corpusse,
I was reading a post from Richard Ross on his website and oddly enough, he said the exact same things as you just said about freshwater fish/shrimp not being a good food source for saltwater predators or cuttlefish.
I'm going to check out the shore shrimp thing, too. I have a link to a company in Maine that can collect feeder shrimp. It might be possible to find someone on the east coast of Canada.
Really hope this new fish will eat Larry's frozen fish food. Something a lot less stressful about feeding frozen food than live food to a fish.

Check out this link to Richard Ross comments:
http://packedhead.net/2014/dr-seuss-eats-nemo/
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