12-25-2013, 07:59 PM
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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.