View Full Version : Ghost shrimp and CRS?

05-29-2009, 11:42 PM
I just found out that one of the stores near me is selling ghost shrimp. Are the shrimp compatible with cherry red shrimp?

I've read stories that some retailers sell shrimp that are labeled ghost but are really something else and can harm/eat other shrimp and fish. Is there any way to verify that they are in fact ghost shrimp?

mrs fishpatrick
05-29-2009, 11:51 PM
Are ghost shrimp the same as snowball shrimp here?
if they are they would both be neocaridina and they would interbreed

05-30-2009, 12:23 AM
I have a ghost shrimp that lives with cherry reds. It doesn't bother them, though it is much larger, and they will not interbreed.

mrs fishpatrick
05-30-2009, 12:29 AM
Yeah sorry just checked it out and it is a diffirent species all together
my bad

05-30-2009, 12:35 AM
Yeah I knew they were a different species. My concern was if the ghosts would eat the cherries.

Wild Turkey
05-30-2009, 12:36 AM
Yeah I knew they were a different species. My concern was if the ghosts would eat the cherries.

Thats a lot more likely :D

Yea there a several species of "ghost shrimp"
the cherrys will be much more vulnerable when molting, make sure you have plenty of hiding places

05-30-2009, 01:00 AM
The tank is pretty heavily planted. I think for now I'll just stick with the cherries until I know they stick in the tank. :hmm3grin2orange:

06-03-2009, 04:23 PM
Try this shrimp Compatibility chart:


Wild Turkey
06-03-2009, 06:29 PM
this one is good, i use it often


06-03-2009, 10:22 PM
Most species of ghost shrimp will leave larger cherries alone but dont be shocked if they preyed on juvie cherries or old sick ones. A handful of ghosts would be a good population control in a RCS tank. I plan to add a couple of Amanos with mine, you can get them for fairly cheap online.