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CARE SHEET ::: Ghost Shrimp

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#25 nelo


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Posted 07 September 2008 - 06:43 PM

Okay, I got 4 ghost shrimp today. ...2 are preggers. What do I do? The petland nearby has frozen brine shrimp, does that work to feed baby shrimpies? I have no algae... how could I grow some?

I would love some babies...

I got the ghost shrimp themselves at petsmart, but I can't really get there easily. Actually, I tried petland first, but petland wouldn't give me any because they said their last few were for the eel (but actually, I'm glad I didn't buy from them; I've seen their half-dying shrimp... I really hate my petland and wal-mart's fish section). So my mom gave me a ride to petsmart.

But now I'm wondering how I'm going take care of my mommy shrimp! I did ask for one of the pregnant ones, but it wasn't until later I noticed I was given two... =X

Right now my 4 are chilling in a 1.5gal tupperware container with a hornwort plant snagged from one of my betta tanks and some hikari betta bio gold.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 09:32 PM

How are the shrimp breeding going?

The only information I can find online is it is nearly impossible.

So I'm hoping for good updates here?

I have a preggars female I have isolated, but didn't think of putting her in a jar by herself!

#27 Elaisan


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Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:19 PM

I'm not sure if I should thank you or smack you for giving me another pet idea.

Oy, what she said.

I just yelled downstairs, "HEY HONEY! Want to get some ghost shrimp for the new tank??" He got up from playing that new Jack Black video game and walked upstairs into the office just to give me the most awesome dirty look EVER. :laff:

#28 drdenman


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Posted 29 October 2009 - 10:34 PM

How can you pick out a healthy shrimp from one that is likely to die? Is it better to buy little ones or larger ones? Is there anyway to tell a male from a female when the female is not caring eggs?

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 11:29 AM

I just had my female let go her eggs and I have about 10 shrimplets. I'm feeding them Hikari First Bites and they seem to enjoy it. :) I also found a out that one of my preggers let go in the tank and had many babies full grown :) I still have 3 more pregnant and one getting it on LOL

#30 sammyblot


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Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:37 PM

Hehe .. this is still here!
Well its a bit late to answer any questions and as i havent had shrimps (and actually there are none available where i live - other types just not ghost!) cant be too much help anymore . .


#31 Lumen



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Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:45 PM

I had a mutated white colored ghost shrimp (no he was not sick or dying) in my 20 gallon for a long time, until he thought he could pick a fight with my Dwarf Gourami. Aggressive little thing he was.

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