Urgent help needed help plz

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  1. roelof

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    Hi
    shrimps fighting hermit crabs dissipearing

    I use to feed 2 times a day , and was told it is to much so i started cuting down to 1 feeding every 2 to 3 days , i notised my boxing shrimp in a bad state lastnight (one leg left no claws, no antenas) will they grow back when he sheds .also noticed my little crabs skelatin and 2 of my hermits are gone, wel one is small so mabe just hiding, bud the other was big.
     
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    ccwilke Majestic Pets Solutions Sponsor

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    You must feed twice a day only enough food for them to consume.
     
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    roelof

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    thats what i said to , bud i am new to the hobby so was not sure, i gave pellets in the morning and frozen food at night
     
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    roelof

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    will my boxing shrimp grow his claws back
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    You're starving your pets, you need to feed your fish at least twice a day, 3 times if possible.

    Yes they do.
     
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    Better to feed a little bit a few times a day as viper said than to feed allot once a day.
     
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    i am going back to 2 time a day that is for sure
    (i just found my lost hermit:biggrin:)
     
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    Remember dont feed more than the fish can eat in a few minutes
     
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    Best tip you can get with regards to feeding your fish
     
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    There should not be food flying around after 5 minutes. Remember fish are optimistic feeders and will eat every time there is food. Although if they are full more food will go to waste and into your filtration system. Smaller more frequent feeding are better. Especially for anthias and chromis.

    But for Lionfish, do not feed them 2 or 3 times a day. They are messy eaters and a lot of waste goes into your filtration.
     
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    roelof

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    thanx guys, this helps , no lion fish yet scared they will eat my other fishies
     
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