what to feed baby ghost shrimp
i have a prego ghost shrimp, what do i feed its babies when they hatch?
Fry Food & Spirulina Powder
This depends to some extent on the amount of dissolved particulate food you already have in your tank. If you have a long-established tank with plenty of "floaties", you may not need to provide supplemental food.
I've fed bamboo and amano shrimp on fry food powder and spirulina algae powder. Both will be mixed into the water by your filter and will settle for the shrimp to eat. Adding some java moss or porous rock will help to trap and hold micronutrients where the shrimp can get at them. Your adult shrimp will also appreciate food offered in this way! Picking the surfaces over keeps them busy.
I've tried quite a few dissolved foods and other things, but the single most effective food source I've found for baby ghost shrimp is a big mat of Java moss.
I have java moss in nearly all of my tanks, and even with large predators I have had a stable population of Ghost Shrimp for nearly three years in all the large ones.
Java moss gives the babies a great place to hide, and seems to have enough infusoria to feed large numbers of babies. Anytime I move the Java moss I will discover dozens of baby ghost shrimp.
If you don't have access to Java moss, then the next best thing is a powdered food like Spirulina and I've heard of some people having success with baby brine shrimp and liquid fry food. But I've never tried those myself, so take that advice with a grain of salt.
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