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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 10:44 AM
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No, wasn't eggs. Ghost shrimp are great scavengers and will eat anything edible that comes their way (in my experience).

I have a shrimp only tank that is heavily planted... I have seen one baby shrimp survive. I was kind of surprised to see it zoom across the tank. I'd always heard they ate their young. I find them fascinating and rewarding in their own way!
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-11-2011, 09:42 PM
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I just got one shrimp for each side of my split 10 gallon, but I didn't consider one thing, and I must ask, do they need some type of filtration or an airstone? I do have live plants in each side so would that help them?
I feel really stupid for not considering this when I bought them.

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Nope. I keep some in my ten gallon betta tank with no filter and no live plants.

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I picked up a few Ghosts today and while I was floating the bag they were in my betta started biting the bag should that just tell me that he will like to make them lunch or was he just being curious?
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My fish try to bite the bag for any fish, but they usually leave it alone once it is out. The ghost shrimp are definately capable of escaping.

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I know this is an old thread... this might help for future people thinking of ghost shrimp. I mentioned in another thread that I put in 9 ghost shrimp in our new betta tank (I finally got an accurate count yesterday) first and then added the betta. We have a clearly larger, dominant ghost shrimp and then varying sizes... some are relatively small. All have made it. The key seems to put them in first then add the betta and the betta won't see them as invaders into his realm.

As for escaping... uh, yeah... particularly when you're trying to acclimate them to the water in a tupperware bowl. They will absolutely try to get out so fair warning. I had to rescue them 3-4 times before I finally got them into the acquarium.
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Just a quick update... I am so happy I have them in the tank as they're a lot of fun to watch. Ever since I decided to feed them a bit of fish flake, they've become a lot more active. Almost as much (if not more) fun than the betta.

Has anyone tried feeding cucumber to theirs? Do you blanch it or just drop it in?
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FWIW, you'd do a lot better to start your own thread rather than resurrecting one that's nearly four years old.

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