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Is it a bad idea to feed shrimps to loaches?

Posted By: margot <la.margot@gmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 12 July 2005, at 9:32 p.m.

First of all, thanks for this great place!

I have a weather loach, Lizzie, and I have to say she (?) is about the most fun fish I've ever owned.

I thought since she's so curious and active, and hungry all the time, that I'd try teaching her to accept being hand-fed. I've been giving her these tiny dried shrimps which she seems to love, but I've been noticing these icky filmy things in the tank... it's shrimp skins. I think she's regurgitating them! Is this normal for her to regurgitate what she can't digest? Or should I not feed her shrimp? She is absolutely snakey for them. I don't mind taking out the skins but I don't want t