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Can shrimp eat brown algea?

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Can shrimp eat brown algea?
Old 12-25-2013, 07:59 PM   #1
 
Can shrimp eat brown algea?

I have some freshwater red cherry shrimp in a planted 15gal long tank. I have one of those LED hoods that are white light during the day and blue at night. I didn't think LED lights lost spectrum like fluorescents do, but my green algea that the shrimp were happily feasting on has turned to brown :( I'm trying to figure out if its the LED lights or something else? Should I get a new light?

Also, while I'm figuring that out, I'm worried the shrimp are starving because the green algea is gone? Do they eat brown algea? Or should I be feeding them until I get the brown algae problem figured out? They do get excess flake food from the fish, but normally that's it cause they eat so much green algea.
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:00 PM   #2
 
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they should be fine, yes. I have amano shrimp in my 10g with virtualyy no algae for over 2 years! honestly Im nt surewhat they eat but theyre alive, active and growing!if you have live plants it helps a lot I think:)
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:11 AM   #3
 
Thanks. I ended up not keeping the light on as long, and the brown algae stopped...green did not come back, but I did discover a batch of baby shrimp! So I'm wondering if there's just so many shrimp that they eat it before I see it :)
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