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Old 10/12/2017, 02:25 PM   #1
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If your tank had only shrimp and coral could you feed once a week?

Hello all!

I'm considering setting up a nano tank of about 10 gallons. It will not have any fish, only shrimp, crabs, and soft coral with a few LPS.

I was curious, would shrimp and crabs be happy if I feed the tank sparingly only once per week?

There won't be a skimmer so I want to keep nutrients lower by feeding less.

Thank you!

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Old 10/12/2017, 02:52 PM   #2
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Many (most?) crabs are opportunistic omnivores, so if they get hungry they may very well take a liking to your corals.

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Old 10/12/2017, 03:07 PM   #3
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I had a 40b with a just corals, snails, crabs, urchin, starfish and I never fed the tank anything for over a year and a half..

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Old 10/12/2017, 05:13 PM   #4
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Corals use light for 75% of their nutrition. Crabs I simply don't trust, you never really know when they will turn on the slower or stationery inhabitants. Most shrimps find food enough from live rock of you have an aged piece, so feeding no necessary, but in limited amounts assist the coral growth.

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Old 10/13/2017, 05:47 PM   #5
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emerald crabs will die if you don't feed once an a while...(ask me how I know)

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