01-25-2012, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by onefish2fish
dont know their native snail food but stomatella snails have a soft shell. they are such great cleaners that will reproduce for you its almost a shame to just feed them to a puffer though. ghost/glass shrimp might make a good time to time food. i actually read something today about someone raising cherry red shrimp to use as feeders. someone mentioned the nutritional value ( like feeding freshwater guppies to saltwater fish ) and some argued theyd be more nutritional then brine. i have to agree there and you could always gut load them ( feed nutritional food to them right before using them to feed )
will they eat non live foods? if they do i would def mix it up
Yeah I love inverts too so I was at first thinking of using nerite snails but I would have a hard time feeding them to my puffers because they are adorable and great cleaners too. I have RCS and I can't imagine using them as feeder shrimp...too pretty and too expensive (if you have good quality ones). I like my live food to come from the same water parameters as my GSPs. #1 Just because it seems right #2 If any of the live food doesn't get eaten I don't want it to sit for days being tortured by being in the wrong environment.
I have gotten them to eat flake food during my move and I think it was only because they were starving after a long trip on the road. For now I have them on soft foods like squid & clams(no shell) from the freezer section of the grocery store.
I will check out those snails...thanks..