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    I have a Fire Eel, about 6 inches long and only eats live ghost shrimp. I have no issues hand feeding it, and it readily takes the shrimp from my fingers. I have tried feeding it freeze dried Krill, however he "smells" it and flees back to a hide. The problem is I have recently moved, and where a 10 minute trip to the LFS for ghost shrimp (20c -30c per GS) is now a 90 min trip. My new LFS sells them but for $1-2 each. (not very cost effective). I have tried breeding them in a 10g tank before, (50 shrimp, riccia/java moss for fry, sponge filter, heater, regular water changes) but have had limited success and have been unable to sustain a colony.

    Does anyone have any advice?

    Buying in bulk every month and stocking the 10g is one option & am not opposed to it. Switching his diet to Krill would be more cost effective, if anyone has any tips on how to do this, it would be appreciated. Does anyone know of an alternate food a fire eel may readily accept?

    Thank you

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    It isnt an easy process, but heres some information you find useful. Good luck.

    Ghost Shrimp Breeding

    Have you tried frozen foods? Blood worms and brine shrimp are irresistible to my fish.

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    breed red cherry shrimp. they do not go through a 'larval' stage like ghost shrimp do and are much easier to breed.
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

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    My friends eats earthworms and bloodworms.

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    Agreed. I know Cherry's seem more like "pet" shrimp than ghosts do, but as easy as they are to breed I think they would make great feeders. Plus if he can't eat them fast enough you can always sell some
    "At some point you aren't making the animal more dead...You are just making a bigger mess." - Demjor19

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinalJenemba
    Agreed. I know Cherry's seem more like "pet" shrimp than ghosts do, but as easy as they are to breed I think they would make great feeders. Plus if he can't eat them fast enough you can always sell some
    I want to almost guarantee that he can't eat them fast enough. Cherries are worse than rabbits. or mice.

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