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Old 08-21-2011, 12:40 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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Old 08-21-2011, 01:04 AM   #2
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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, 03:12 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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Old 08-21-2011, 12:13 PM   #4
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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, 09:51 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, 10:41 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, 07:24 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, 02:01 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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Fine in freshwater* sorry new phone lol
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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.
How do you catch them? I live on the water too. I think I may have caught some but not sure.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:47 AM   #13
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I use a small fish net and just dip it a bunch, but the dock must not have alot of traffic, or find waterholes in the marsh, I have gotten as many as 30 shrimp in one grab, walked away at the end of the day with around a 1000, fed them in my sump and fed my fish for 3 months.
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I can get ghost shrimp from a fish store that's an hour+ away. I used to get them for feeding my FW tank. I am pretty sure they sell them in FW since I always had a couple survive hiding in my plants. Can they be transitioned to SW? I'd love to try to get them to breed in the sump.
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i got FW and they have been alive now for 2 weeks...no problems so far...
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