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    how do you breed ghost shrimp...and how long does it take?...is there a better species for speed?

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    Ghost shrimp are generally impossible to breed successfully in aquariums. There are dozens (or more) different species sold as "ghost shrimp", and most require salt or brackish water for the larvae, then a gradual transition to fresh. There are a few species that will breed in fresh water, but the larvae are still very difficult to raise in any numbers, and the adults will eat them.
    There are a good variety of easier species to breed, cherry and crystal red shrimp are the most common ones. Their offspring are miniature adults, no larval stages to deal with, and they don't eat their young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnbecka
    Ghost shrimp are generally impossible to breed successfully in aquariums. There are dozens (or more) different species sold as "ghost shrimp", and most require salt or brackish water for the larvae, then a gradual transition to fresh. There are a few species that will breed in fresh water, but the larvae are still very difficult to raise in any numbers, and the adults will eat them.
    There are a good variety of easier species to breed, cherry and crystal red shrimp are the most common ones. Their offspring are miniature adults, no larval stages to deal with, and they don't eat their young.
    cherry shrimp ive heard of...but i never ever see any in stock....

    do you know if they would survive in a tank with red crabs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnbecka
    Ghost shrimp are generally impossible to breed successfully in aquariums. There are dozens (or more) different species sold as "ghost shrimp", and most require salt or brackish water for the larvae, then a gradual transition to fresh. There are a few species that will breed in fresh water, but the larvae are still very difficult to raise in any numbers, and the adults will eat them.
    There are a good variety of easier species to breed, cherry and crystal red shrimp are the most common ones. Their offspring are miniature adults, no larval stages to deal with, and they don't eat their young.
    cherry shrimp ive heard of...but i never ever see any in stock....

    do you know if they would survive in a tank with red crabs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by free3tbz
    cherry shrimp ive heard of...but i never ever see any in stock....

    do you know if they would survive in a tank with red crabs?
    Most shrimp end up as food for other inhabitants of fish tanks. About the only fish I've safely kept shrimp with are otocinclus and small rasboras that are less an inch in size. Red cherry shrimp are fairly easy to find, and usually sell for a dollar each. You can usually find someone in the classified section over on plantedtank.net forum selling some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korith
    Most shrimp end up as food for other inhabitants of fish tanks. About the only fish I've safely kept shrimp with are otocinclus and small rasboras that are less an inch in size. Red cherry shrimp are fairly easy to find, and usually sell for a dollar each. You can usually find someone in the classified section over on plantedtank.net forum selling some.
    how do they ship? and do they ship to canada?

    im basically looking for an easy food source for my predatory fish... how quickly do they breed?...do yoou need a male and a female..?

    so many questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by free3tbz

    im basically looking for an easy food source for my predatory fish... how quickly do they breed?...do yoou need a male and a female..?

    so many questions
    All those questions [& more] easily answered here with no waiting around for the answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    All those questions [& more] easily answered here with no waiting around for the answer.
    thought you guys might want to actually help...thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by free3tbz
    thought you guys might want to actually help...thanks
    [I don't know what group of people you are referring to since you only quoted me.. Moving on]

    Considering the pace at which you are posting I doubt anyone could possibly keep up so I was simply pointing out something I thought should be pretty obvious.

    It's quicker to pro-actively seek answers from multiple sources rather than to passively sit and wait for them to be delivered. Try it and see.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    [I don't know what group of people you are referring to since you only quoted me.. Moving on]

    Considering the pace at which you are posting I doubt anyone could possibly keep up so I was simply pointing out something I thought should be pretty obvious.

    It's quicker to pro-actively seek answers from multiple sources rather than to passively sit and wait for them to be delivered. Try it and see.
    im sorry the boards are so quiet i wont bore you guys anymore

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