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Old 07-27-2011, 04:44 AM   #11
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:44 AM   #12
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ghost shrimp are a lot more complicated because they have a larval stage, and some require brackish water. Good luck with it, remember, DO NOT OVERFEED. they only need a tiny bit of food every once in a while (try to imagine how miniscule their stomachs are), and they can actually do fine on algae alone if necessary.
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Oh really? Good to know. Maybe when I get a tank I'll just order some cherry. Thanks for the info though
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Any idea what i could do with them if they do breed? I dont know if any of my local fish stores will take them. Got the same dilemna with fish possibly too.
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sell them online. Or feed them to something. It takes a ton, like well over a hundred to overpopulate even a 10 gallon, so it will be a while before that happens, and things will have to be ideal for them. Once the colony is built way up you could always get a fish that will eat the shrimplets to keep the #s in check also.
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I have a pair of Jack Dempseys about 5-6" each. Think they'd eat shrimplets? Cause that would save money on food in the long run haha :P
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Yes. My JD's are around that size and they eat pest snails, earthworms, etc. Anything that easily fits in their mouth is a goner. Just be careful not to give them something too large because they could choke on it. (shouldn't have that problem with dwarf shrimp, they are more like a snack than a meal lol)
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Well then i guess im going to breed and feed cherry shrimp. Has to be plenty of protein in the shrimplets too, which wont hurt the growth ha. Thanks for the help.
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