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    Anyone know where I can get a mass order of ghost shrimp for a good price? I was thinking/hoping around 100-150?
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    Petsmart usually has a whole tank full of them, I bet you could get that many out of one of their tanks!

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    Make sure the ones they dip out have the clear shells. Discard any with white or creamy shells since it means they are sick.

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    You could probably buy 10 berried females and have your 100 in no time. Pet stores will charge for each one and I don't think I'd like to pay $5-6 for each one x 100.

    Have you checked AquaBid? Sometimes they have large orders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    You could probably buy 10 berried females and have your 100 in no time. Pet stores will charge for each one and I don't think I'd like to pay $5-6 for each one x 100.
    Don't know about where you are, My Lady, but Petsmart near me charges only 40 cents each for ghost shrimp.

    Five or six dollars each had better be something fancy, like high-quality Crystal Red or Orange-Eyed.

    Agree completely on the berried females, but I've read that the ghost shrimp fry don't have a very good survival rate because they're so small.
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    LOL Can you tell I've never seen ghost shrimp for sale? I figured they ran about what the cherry runs. DOH!

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    Used to be able to get them 10 for $1 as feeders. You'd have a lot of die off but get a few that made it for a while. RCS online from Epicfish are $1 each, min 20, $2 for packaging, postage included, so $22 for 20 RCS. There's no way in hell I'd pay that much for RCS or GS. They're just too easy to breed to pay such high prices.

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    Is that was the ghosts are for, feeders? That would explain the cheapie price of them.

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    I've actually never seen any breeding shrimp at any of the retail or LFSs around here. I've always gone to aquabid. If you look at the sellers many of them literally have HUGE tanks of shrimp breeding away. I'm sure if you email a few with a big order they would setup some kind of a deal.

    On the other hand, like Lady Hobbs said you could probably start with 15-20 of them in a 20G or so you'd have 200 in no time.
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    The thing with Ghost Shrimp is that there's several species with the common name of Ghost Shrimp. Ya never really know which is which unless you're studied at telling the tiny differences. But yeah, good luck with them. I really enjoy watching the little guys. Amazing animals and fascinating to watch grow (in the case of RCS) from egg, to miniatures of the adult, to full adulthood and reproduce.

    I recommend trying them out, Hobbs. They're easy and enjoyable. Just take into account that GS are what's called "long arm" shrimp and they will take fry and sometimes even nip at slow fish. RCS are completely harmless though and IME much hardier than GS.

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