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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Eggs in ghost shrimp

So it looks like the ghost shrimp I got already has eggs in her. They are green, does this mean they were not fertilized? Have any of you had success with raising ghost shrimp fry? I figure I could just give them away if it was possible.
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The fry are really hard to raise, as they need the tiny foodstuffs that aren't usually present in maintained aquariums. Infusoria may work, but as I understand it's hit-and-miss.

A more sure way to raise them would be to have a smaller separate tank for the mother to drop them in. That way they're 100% protected from predation by parents as well as other fish, and easier to try and feed them.
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Yea, I have heard that a lot of times the fry don't stay alive, just figured what the heck, what's the harm in trying :) . I have a bowl I can put her in & then remove her once she drops them so she doesn't consume them, and I heard that some people use some hard boiled egg yolk for the fry to eat.
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Go for it! You should keep a log of what you do so that others can repeat or change it up if they'd like to try!
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Is First Bites Fry Food found in most pet stores?
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Go for it! You should keep a log of what you do so that others can repeat or change it up if they'd like to try!
Great idea!
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The ghost shrimp larvaes are filter feeders and can only feed off food actially present in the water column. this is what makes it hard to keep them alive :(
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 08:12 PM
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For how cheap they are, it is more of a pain to set up a tank for the babies, unless you are going to be a full breeder, which is hard. They are cheap and not worth it to breed IMO.


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Even if they don't survive, even if you lose money on trying to raise them, I think there's value in the experience itself. You learn from failures as much as from victories. And hey, if you succeed... just something to brag about!
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