I fed them as much as they seemed able to eat within a five to ten minute time frame every day. For about the first month it was two feedings a day. This usually amounted to like a very small dip net of mysids at first. They insisted on live prey for a LONG time. I think they were maybe three or so months old before they showed any interest in thawed krill, even when I tried to "re-animate" it by impaling it on a stick. Anyways, hatchlings are voracious, and my experience is just the one time, others here certainly have other experiences.This does help me.
Along the lines of how much to plan spending a week- how much did you know to feed them and how often?
Also- were you able to transition them over to frozen food or did you stick to live?
Oh, and many times it was more the fact that I couldn't keep the stupid feeder shrimp alive for longer than a week that necessitated ordering more at exorbitant prices.