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The answer to your questions is no it doesn't replace feeding, but it will enhance your fish's health and overall wellbeing. All of your fish will hunt scuds, even the betta. Once they know they are there the fish will act more like wild fish as they have a purpose. Keep in mind hunting flakes is boring! Flake don't even surprize you, a human walks up, FIRST BIG CLUE, then the sky rains flake food. Not much to do other than hang around for the next show. Hunting the elusive scuds will be a blessing for the fish.

Will they take over your tank??? Depends on how large a population you start with and how much cover you have for them to hide. If the tank is fully planted there is a chance they may multiple too fast, if so put some MTS in and they will keep things stirred up enough to flush the little buggers out. Corys love to eat them as well.
 

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The answer to your questions is no it doesn't replace feeding, but it will enhance your fish's health and overall wellbeing. All of your fish will hunt scuds, even the betta. Once they know they are there the fish will act more like wild fish as they have a purpose. Keep in mind hunting flakes is boring! Flake don't even surprize you, a human walks up, FIRST BIG CLUE, then the sky rains flake food. Not much to do other than hang around for the next show. Hunting the elusive scuds will be a blessing for the fish.

Will they take over your tank??? Depends on how large a population you start with and how much cover you have for them to hide. If the tank is fully planted there is a chance they may multiple too fast, if so put some MTS in and they will keep things stirred up enough to flush the little buggers out. Corys love to eat them as well.
thanks for the tips and advice :)

already have MTS, so that should be good. I guess i will start with a few and increase amount as need to have a steady population.
 
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