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Old 08-21-2011, 01:40 AM   #1
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Ghost Shrimp

I am thinking of adding ghost shrimp to my sump tank. They will be used a feeders. I hate all the driving back and forth picking them up once a week :P. I know that ghost shrimp can survive in saltwater tanks and I am not worried about them breeding. My only question is will they survive for long periods of time in my sump tank.
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I had them for six months in my sump. Don't know if they can live long periods of time. Mine died when my heater exploded.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:12 AM   #3
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your heater exploded...is this something i have to be worried about...6 months is more than long enough ^^
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Heaters explode. Some more than others. I have been in hobby 20 years and only had 1 explode. So I wouldnt worry too much.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:51 PM   #5
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I have had alot of success in the past keeping ghost shrimp in the sump for over 5 months in a 29 gallon sump.
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i just need them to survive for a few weeks :P my lionfish goes crazy for them
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:41 PM   #7
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You will have no problem. Feed them cichlid pellets to fatten them up.
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Wait so ghost shrimp can live in saltwater? The freshwater shrimp that I heard breeds like crazy?.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:24 AM   #9
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From what I understand ghost shrimp breed very well in saltwater...I cannot confirm this :P
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:01 AM   #10
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Well i catch my ghost shrimp from my dock but I also live next to the ocean, I'm sure they would be fine tho, ghost shrimp are very hardy and multiply fast.
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