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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-15-2012, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ghost shrimp per gallon

What are everyone's thoughts on the number of ghost shrimp per gallon? I've seen everything from like 1 per gallon to 100 per gallon. I want to make sure I'm not overstocking my tanks, but somehow 1 per gallon sounds WAY too low. Would 3-4 per gallon be pretty safe?

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I would say one or two per gallon but do not forget starting size.
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3-4 is safe IMO. Remember they might breed!! I know little about ghost shrimp as I have never kept/researched on them but I think that sounds right.

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They produce hardly any ammonia at all so I think 1 shrimp per .5 gallons is fine.

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Fry of ghost shrimp always starve in aquariums. They eat food that is easy to have in ponds almost impossible to get in aquariums. Excerise is another impirtant factor.
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