when ghost shrimps(or any shrimps) try to escape the tank, you can be sure that your water parameters are out of whack. a shrimp is very sensitive to any ammonia nitrites and nitrates. ammonia will build up very fast in a small container. even if it's just a tiny bit, it can kill a shrimp.
you should quaratine in a proper sized container (1 gal +), especially for shrimps it is preferrable that your quarantine container has a filter and is cycled, or it could be heavily planted....
Yes, that is what I thought might have happened. I do have a 1/2 gallon quarantine tank (unfortunately I had left it at work, and that's why they weren't in it) with a plant but no filter, but maybe it would be better to just introduce them to my regular tank (filter, heated, and planted) when I can be there than quarantining them?
Might be a dumb question, but what should I feed my Ghost shrimp? I have 2 left. Came home today and one of them died, and the body was all white. The other two are fine.
white dead shrimp could be a sign of a few things.... ammonia poisoning....bad moult etcetc. get your water tested including PH and harness if possible, if there is nothing wrong with the water, keep in mind ghost shrimps are heavily abused during shipping, and many have underlying problems due to the abuse. Even if they make the shipping they are weakened and may easily die....
I remember I had a few ghost shrimp in Leo's old tank with him, back when I first got him. He didn't even seem to notice them, he even allowed one to crawl on his back! But I came home from class a couple days later and they were all dead...I think it was ammonia levels....I am afraid to keep them now because I don't want that to happen again!
We found one in our old tank, a 30 gallon, that hadn't been cleaned in like 2 years (no fish..just algae. We honestly just overlooked it). We found 2 ghost shrimp that we're each 3 inches long! Huge! But we had no where to put them as we were getting rid of the tank so our turtle had a very nice snack that night....
yeah my introduction to this article was.... forget it if you have an uncycled tank and are doing 100%WCs... lol
in unfiltered, non planted tanks, the method is to allow ammonia to build up to and dumping it before it got to a not so toxic level... but really there is ammonia in the tank.... in minimal amounts... until the next water change.
what the betta cannot feel will easily kill a shrimp.