Cannbalistic shrimp-any advice in preventing?

OhKay13

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Hey all. Came down this morning to check on my shrimp tank and the whole family were eating a shrimp. It looked like maybe they caught it as it was trying to molt. There was half a molt off to the side. As soon as I saw it I pulled out the dead shrimp and I’m going to put in a boiled carrot to maybe satisfy their hunger. Any advice for preventing this? Or is this a norm?


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OhKay13

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No. They are golden Neos. I don’t know if it was alive or dead when they started eating it. By the time I found it it was already half way eaten.


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Still the same will eat a dead one but not a live one. They may be cannibals but draw the line that if it moves they won’t touch it!
 

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I just think it's the natural order of things. But supplementing their diet with shrimp pellets, algae wafers, blanched vegetables like zucchini and carrots, etc is always a good idea.
 

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It would’ve been dead, as mentioned they can’t overpower anything that’s moving. If any of mine die the others demolish it in no time at all. Same with if a fish pegs it, the shrimp make sure that a trace isn’t left.

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Thanks all for help. This is my first shrimp set up so I really appreciate the help. Cheers.


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