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Old 06-28-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
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Ghost shrimp

anyone here have ghost shrimp? are they a benifit to a tank as a clean up crew like any other shrimp? i have 2 in my 29 gallon with tetras, you think theyll be eaten?
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Not by tetra's.
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i figured they would be in good hands with my neons and bloodfins and such, i couldnt put them with my discus.lol the shrimp are actually kinda bigger than my tetras.lol
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If they die on there own first, sure, but adult ghosties are a bit big. Young they might produce on the other hand is just good eats
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are they livebroaders like guppies and breed by themselves?
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no, you won't likely get any viable offspring from them. Many require brackish water to successfully breed but even the full freshwater ones can be tough to breed. They go through a larval stage and can be difficult to raise.

If you want a shrimp that reproduces easily go with red cherry shrimp.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:05 PM   #7
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well, theyre not sold around me, and im not trustworthy of shipping fish to me.. i couldve gotten as manywas i wanted to, i only had enough space for 2.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:56 PM   #8
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Ghost shrimp are good cuc, but amano shrimp are the best IMO/E. Both should be safe with your fish.
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Can 2nd Mr Limpet with the Amano, they are great CUC, am thinking of adding some Ghost shrimp to the tank as well.
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