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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 01:12 AM
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Here's the real test....how many pics did you take to get that one good shot??
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I just called my LFS and they carry ghost shrimp for 50cents a piece!
I asked multiple times if they were sure they're ghost shrimp, but they are!
Are they crazy? They said they sell them as live food for some fish, so
I'd assume they're fairly small, but if I bought 10 of them and three or four
lived, that's a cheap investment in itself!

Are the feeder kind the same that you have, WP?
When you pic out your ghosts check to make sure they don't have a huge tapeworm growing in there digestive tract.
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Hey I just purchased 10 ghost shrimps for $1.00! I haven't really seen them do anything. When I tried to feed them algae wafers the fishes scare them away..

I posted a pic of them here

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Yep, it's the kind that is used as feeders. They cost $.75 here, although I have seen them on sale for $.25. Cheap, interesting and beneficial... I like it

Joe Schmoe you guessed it, I took quite a couple of shots. Maybe 10, and 7 of them out of focus, 2 with a big dried water drop in front of the shrimp, and one pretty good! Gotta love digital, it really made a huge difference.
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First off AWESOME pic. Im in the market for a a dig. camera and i want pics like that. Oh well I guess if I had the money,and the time,and the talent......

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When you pic out your ghosts check to make sure they don't have a huge tapeworm growing in there digestive tract.
WHat does this tapeworm look like I just bought about ten of them from my local walmart, 25 cents apiece. One of them is not completly translucant. he has what looks like a piece of string in his stomach. Is this a worm? is it bad for the tank? should I remove him?
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Ewww... I have no personal experience with tap worms but if in doubt, I would cook the poor shrimp...
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The worm looked white to me.
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Yes, the ghost shrimps are pretty commonly sold in fish store as food (many varieties of marine fish eat these, as well as the larger cichlids). They very inexpensive (10 for $1.00) and aren't really the best algae eaters. They're more useful for scavengers.

BTW, great shot there WP. Currently on the lookout for a digicam myself and haven't really considered the G3 (bit too bulky for a P&S camera). Was looking at the Sony DSC-T1...

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wasserpest, which macro lens did you use for that shot?
Amazing!
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wasserpest, which macro lens did you use for that shot?
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For this shot I used a slide projector lens, which I simply held in front of the built-in lens. You really need to be able to lock focus for macro shots like this.
Ibn, while the G3 (G5, whatever) is a little bulkier than a pocket P&S camera, I feel it features almost all the settings and options and connections that you get with the real SLR digitals, like EOS 10D, without the weight, bulk, and price tag for body and additional lenses. A high quality lens just doesn't fit well into something like a Canon Elph etc.
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There is a LFS around here that sells ghost shrimp for 12/$1.00. I am going to pick up a couple dozen for the 40G breeder next week. When I lived in NY, LFS never got them in and when they did they were a couple bucks each
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I just bought 10 ghost shrimp for 29C a peice, and thats including tax, anyways one is pregnent so maybe I will have ghost shrimp fry?
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Yes, if they are not eaten by fish, atomized by an impeller, or die from starvation... you might see some more one day.
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hey i have about 18 shrimp in my 20 gallon, 15 are ghost and 3 are amano. well one of my amano is pregnant and i am wondering if they will so ok in my freshwater will all my otherr fish is there a good chance they will live and also one of my ghost shimp has about 6 to 8 eggs so do you think those will survive. do you have to do anything special in order to get them to survive?
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um also one of my ghost shrimp appears to have a tape worm. i took the shrimp out of the tank and did an experiment i killed the poor guy cut off his tail then pulled it out well the bleedy worm measures like 8 time the size of it, the worm is like 8 inches long. i dont think any more of my shrimp have them but if i see any more should i take them out of the tank? how do the shrimp get them and are the dangerous? will the worm spread and infect the rest of them? like does it go shrimp to shrimp?
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