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Thread: Ghost Shrimp

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    I have been successful breeding Ghost Shrimp only once.
    Has anyone had any luck? I removed two females loaded with eggs into my 10 gallon nursery tank. Itís the dirtiest, I know that sounds strange. The 30 gal. community and the 10 breeding tanks are very clean and not much in the way of silty food for them. Any advise would be appreciated.
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    I'm not so sure on this but I think in the wild that the ghost shrimp eggs get carried by the current to somewhere that has salt in the water. maybe you should move the eggs to a brackish tank or somethng.

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    Ive bred em. You want a 79f temp and the female will carry the eggs under her

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    I've seen one or two carry her eggs under her, but I have also heard that they need brackish water to hatch, so I'm not sure whether mine hatched or not, but every once and awhile i see a little guy chompin in the gravel. I do keep my salt at FW levels.

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    The shrimp are holding their eggs and appear to be doing fine. The eggs are growing larger and I expect them to hatch within a couple of weeks. I enjoy providing an environment for them to breed, thats the easy part. Being successful in raising them is the challenge. Thanks for all the response.
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    it'll be a fiesta of shrimp!

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    what are the parameters for your nursery tank? I'd like to breed them too bc my lfs only gets them in "once and awhile"

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    Levels
    Nitrate = 35
    Nitrite = 0 - .1
    Hardness = 80 - 100 GH
    Alkalinity = 80 - 90 ppm
    PH = 7.2
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    WOW that is some really hard water
    Foshizzle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrona
    WOW that is some really hard water
    great molly water

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