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What leaves can I put in my shrimp tank?

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I've recently started keeping cherry shrimp, and have read a lot about putting different types of leaves in the tank for them. It seems mulberry, almond and peach leaves are good choices. Are there any others?

Also wondering if I can use them green, or if they have to be brown?

Is there anywhere you can buy these?

Any advice greatly appreciated!

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Alder cones, banana leaves, riparian leaves could be used as well.

Usually blanched mulberry leaves are used as food for shrimps. The others are dried brown leaves/cones.

Tech Den sells Indian almond leaves. Aquagreen sells riparian leaves.

Hope this helps.

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Lots of people blanch or freeze the green leaves to soften them and make them more palatable. I find it easier to air dry them and they soften naturally when re-hydrated in the tank. I put freshly collected mulberry leaves in a washing basket in the shed and just forget about them for a few weeks until they are dry. Its handy because I store them in the same basket and just use them slowly over the course of the year. When the basket gets low I go and get another load.

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