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All-Water Boards => Other Aquatic Pets => Topic started by: Gregg on May 11, 2016, 09:22:26 AM



Title: Ghost Shrimp progress.
Post by: Gregg on May 11, 2016, 09:22:26 AM
I have the ghost shrimp in my 2.5 still, not to anthropomophize (sp) but they seem "content" to say the least.  The larvae "born" over 2 weeks ago we saw for 2 days and they died despite my attempts to create green water.  Cleaning the tanks yesterday I almost sucked up a familiar looking, but tiny, bit of debris, a tiny shrimp!  It was only slightly larger than the original larvae but it's swimerettes were visible.  I must have disturbed it's hiding place in the guppy grass, I hope it finds it's way back away from the adults. I joined a facebook group about shrimp and asked them 1) what would be the long term consequences of those shrimp in that tank, and 2) would that baby shrimp survive.  The answers were mostly about the JV shrimp, only one person commented on the tank, and he said with that small # of shrimp, well cared for, it is fine.  It seems that many species are lumped as "ghost shrimp" and often the juveniles of larger species are sold as the common ghost shrimp.  One man suggested that if I saw one there are more. I find this interesting as my original research had me believe that ghost shrimp larva usually die. I have my fingers crossed!

Gregg


Title: Re: Ghost Shrimp progress.
Post by: Gregg on May 11, 2016, 10:20:29 AM
Wow! To have the eyesight of someone half my age!  My daughter in law just minutes ago instantly saw a juvenile shrimp on a guppy grass root. I'd have never, ever, seen it without an extensive lengthy search.

Gregg


Title: Re: Ghost Shrimp progress.
Post by: Gregg on May 18, 2016, 02:01:16 PM
It has been one day shy of a month when my ghost shrimp mama loosed her eggs and I saw larvae. They are supposed to be an unusual shrimp to breed due to that larval stage which usually starves to death I have read. All I did was create instant green water by scraping one side of the glass of it's algae.  I assumed they 6 we saw did die. Then after 2 weeks I saw a juvenile shrimp, I was excited. And today, after a water change, I see it is still with me, as are the 5 adults.  I waited with my camera and got a few fuzzy shots. I think there is only one, and I have only seen it during the disturbance of water changes, but I gush so as this is supposed to be uncommon in the home aquarium. Has anyone else had ghost shrimp reproduce in their tanks, or consistently do so? I would love to learn more.http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/003_zpsd2w47ixp.jpg
http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/002_zps8lzrueyk.jpg
http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/001_zpsu268mcho.jpg
The water is still milky from the change minutes prior.

Gregg


Title: Re: Ghost Shrimp progress.
Post by: Gregg on June 02, 2016, 06:14:12 PM
And yet another juvenile ghost shrimp!  I'm excited for the fact they are hard to breed in the regular aquarium, people do it with unusual strategies which I really did not. After a tank cleaning I saw one obviously from the same bunch as the one I thought I had solely. Tough to have them both for pictures and both are still a bite for the adults. Too cool!

Gregg


Title: Re: Ghost Shrimp progress.
Post by: FishMan223 on August 24, 2017, 04:55:25 AM
Is it save to keep shrimps with other fishes? are they not going to kill them self? I'm new to this subject and I just bought fish tank and my son asked me to get shrimps, That's why I'm asking


Title: Re: Ghost Shrimp progress.
Post by: Gregg on August 24, 2017, 08:44:32 AM
Hello! I have kept true ghost shrimp with my least killifish, a tiny native livebearer, and they damaged no fish, not even the very, very small fry. There are ghost shrimp sold that are not them I understand. I really enjoy that easy to keep shrimp.


Title: Re: Ghost Shrimp progress.
Post by: Netti on August 24, 2017, 10:28:23 AM
Congratulations, Gregg. Crossing my fingers for you (and your shrimp babies)  :happy:


Title: Re: Ghost Shrimp progress.
Post by: Netti on August 24, 2017, 10:33:03 AM
Is it save to keep shrimps with other fishes? are they not going to kill them self? I'm new to this subject and I just bought fish tank and my son asked me to get shrimps, That's why I'm asking

There are different species of shrimp. Red Cherry Shrimp for example are very safe to keep with fish.
As to how safe fish are for the shrimp, that depends on what kind of fish you are planning to get. Shrimp are usually safe with the more peaceful species of fish, however when the shrimp molt (shedding their protective shell) they are most vulnerable.
You might want to start your own thread and tell us what kind of fish your son would like to keep in his tank. :)


Title: Re: Ghost Shrimp progress.
Post by: Smithy on December 07, 2017, 09:56:34 PM
Those Ghost Shrimp sure do look cool and progress seems to be going really well! Well Done

Please keep us up to date I have never seen these before and I think my father would love them

Thanks