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DoublEntendre
07-28-2012, 01:27 AM
I have some eastern grass shrimp (ghost shrimp) and one of them produced two baby shrimps. One of those died but the other one is doing just fine. I read that these shrimp are very difficult to breed. Does anyone have any idea what I might've done right? It would be nice to be able to do it again on purpose.

Lady Hobbs
07-28-2012, 01:36 AM
I've read the shrimp are easy to breed but keeping the babies alive is the trick.

DoublEntendre
07-28-2012, 01:52 AM
Well, I guess that's what I meant. I kept two of the babies alive until they were old enough to look like tiny adult shrimp, and then one is still going strong.

I'm not sure how I even managed to get them past their egg stage.

Lady Hobbs
07-28-2012, 02:06 AM
Shrimp love moss and crawling around in it and hiding in it. Have you some java moss for them to hide in and feed on?

DoublEntendre
07-28-2012, 02:25 AM
I do not. I don't have any moss at all.

wijnands
07-28-2012, 02:17 PM
These guys are so tiny they'd need infusoria to feed on.

DoublEntendre
07-29-2012, 05:28 PM
That's the thing; I didn't add any. Can they survive on diatoms or algae or leftover food? Because that's all I can think of that might have been available to them. I mean, I didn't know they were there, so I couldn't really provide them with anything extra.