new Ghost Shrimp set-up

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Re: new Ghost Shrimp set-up

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Well I wasn't sure before, but I am now. At least four baby ghost shrimp are living in the tank and are doing nicely. Never gave them any special food so I guess there was enough in the water for them to get past that difficult first stage. Course there being only four out of what I estimate were a couple dozen eggs indicates not a very good survival rate.
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A nice (relatively) clear pic of one of the babies.
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Not a very clear pic but a good size comparison with an adult. Circled the baby.
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Re: new Ghost Shrimp set-up

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Good job with the four new recruits. Keep the updates coming.

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Re: new Ghost Shrimp set-up

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American ghost/glass shrimp (Palaemonetes paludosus) have larvae that develop into mini shrimp very quickly...in about a week. During that time they can eat (and survival that way is probably higher) but they don't have to. Even larvae that don't eat eventually turn into postlarvae. That's probably what happened Varanus. :)
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Re: new Ghost Shrimp set-up

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Mustafa wrote:American ghost/glass shrimp (Palaemonetes paludosus) have larvae that develop into mini shrimp very quickly...in about a week. During that time they can eat (and survival that way is probably higher) but they don't have to. Even larvae that don't eat eventually turn into postlarvae. That's probably what happened Varanus. :)
I'm curious then why various sites say they are difficult to breed. :?:

I find it funny that my babaulti shrimp have never bred (they're in a different tank) but my ghost shrimp and supershrimp have, despite my putting a lot less money into the latter two.
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