What do sand shrimp eat?
Sand shrimp do not eat and live off of sand. Don't believe those
who say that they do. Small grains of sand can be used to ensure
the feed drops to the bottom but they are not called sand shrimp
because they eat sand. They live and hunt on the bottom in
Two thirds of their diet is living food such as worms, smaller
shrimp (including their own young), small shellfish and anything
else they can eat. The other third consists of decaying dead fish
In an aquarium its easy to feed them with pellets of fish food ,
made of compressed
fish meal mixed with some sand grains to make it sink.