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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-30-2013, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Question Ghost Shrimp w/ eggs!! help please

So I have a ghost shrimp I bought about 2 weeks ago that has had eggs but now the eggs seem to have developed eyes. I have done some research but haven't found much about the little guys. I was wondering what to do about the mom and eggs. . I know I need to separate her from the rest of the tank but I don't know what to put her in. Don't have the money right now for a breeder net or box. What can I put her in??? What do I feed the Fry(?)/ babies? How long until they can go back with the rest of the shrimp after they have been released by their mom?

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(In the last two pics you can see the little black specs. Those are the eyes I am talking about)
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they have babies monthiy.you need a setup ready in order to be successful.either a cycled tank with sponge filter or heavily planted tank.then you need about 4 or 5 glass jars ready to do cultures of infusoria.it is a lot of work unless you want to actually want to become a breeder and sell them.i just let my betta eat them.free live food.if you want to give it a try,go for it.good luck.

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Sounds very difficult. What if I separated the mother into a tank or container that has water and gravel from the tank she is in now, and buy live plants (I don't have live plants in my tank now) to put in the container with her.

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So the babies are so coming either tonight or tomorrow. I don't know if I want to put mom in a container, like a betta cup, filled with gravel from the tank she's in now and the leave the cup in the tank. Or if I want to just let her free in the tank.
Would it be safe to put the mom in a container in a cup like I described?

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She's dropped 5!!!!!
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do not want to upset you,but they probably will not make it without a ready food source as they eat microfauna/flora like infusoria.and a planted tank would need to be well established.4-5 months or more.red cherry shrimp are actually easier to breed as they do not eat their young.

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Yea.. they all died. I kind of feel bad but what can I do?
I fed some to my bettas. (hope that was ok..)
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