Badman's Tropical Fish Forum

October 17, 2017, 02:40:32 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or join our community.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length

Welcome to the forum! Whether you are an old pro or new to the hobby, feel welcome to share your knowledge and experience and to further educate yourself about this great pastime of ours.

PetSmart
News: Stay tuned for another contest starting soon. 
 
   forum   guidelines calendar Forum search help Join Login  
  Main Site site map Fish Profiles Fish Stats Articles tank log Species Gallery Photo Gallery  

Badman's Chat
Users in chat
Please upgrade your brower.
in   cm  L °F   °C   click for tank volume calculations
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Ghost Shrimp progress.  (Read 7136 times)
Gregg
Full Member

Offline Offline

Gender: Male
United States United States

Posts: 243

http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/Ca


« 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
Logged
Gregg
Full Member

Offline Offline

Gender: Male
United States United States

Posts: 243

http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/Ca


« Reply #1 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
Logged
Gregg
Full Member

Offline Offline

Gender: Male
United States United States

Posts: 243

http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/Ca


« Reply #2 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
Logged
Gregg
Full Member

Offline Offline

Gender: Male
United States United States

Posts: 243

http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/Ca


« Reply #3 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
Logged
FishMan223
New Member

Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1


« Reply #4 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
Logged
Gregg
Full Member

Offline Offline

Gender: Male
United States United States

Posts: 243

http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/Ca


« Reply #5 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.
Logged
Netti
Full Member

Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Canada Canada

Posts: 2,289



« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 10:28:23 AM »

Congratulations, Gregg. Crossing my fingers for you (and your shrimp babies)  happy
Logged

40 gallon long South Asian, 10 gallon Betta tank
Netti
Full Member

Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Canada Canada

Posts: 2,289



« Reply #7 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. Smiley
Logged

40 gallon long South Asian, 10 gallon Betta tank
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Badman's Recommended Links
1 Post
1 Topic
Last post by Badman
in Sites We Support
on 5/2/07 12:00 PM

 

Navigation
Badman's

Main Site Navigation

Complete Map

 

 

 

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.032 seconds with 18 queries.