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Ghost shrimp breeding....

My research says ghost shrimp are hard to breed.... I have a number of them in my 15 gal w/ Neon Tetras, Harlequin Raspboras, Corydora catfish, a Mystery snail, and a dwarf gourami... I planned this tank to have no offspring of any kind. I somehow have a 1cm ghost shrimp and maybe a couple other babies in my tank.... I don't want tons of ghost shrimp in my tank.... but a few survivors here and there I'm ok with.

How common is this????

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Re: Ghost shrimp breeding....

I see mine with eggs all the time but never seen a baby

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This is a first for me two. I'm thinking the brine shrimp I fed over the last month, somehow allowed the shrimp larva to survive. My fish are key in my tank. The shrimp lower my bio-load. I try and keep a minimum of 6-7 ghost in my tank. As I said berried shrimp are the norm for me, but tiny baby shrimp are a first!!!

The tank was designed to not have babies.... Where did I go wrong???

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I HAVE FISH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!! Part of me thinks it's cool that after hundreds of tries the cycle of life continues in my tank (as mother nature intended), and a new generation of shrimp can call my tank home... Even if it is only 1-2 survivors.... I just don't want hundreds or tens of them....

15 gallon, heavily planted with Wisteria and java fern, and anacharis, and tons of brown algae with a pinch of a green algae starting to grow now. The algae reminds me of kudzu. 10 gallon tetra filter used purely for current.... Lots of fish and a snail

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My research says ghost shrimp are hard to breed.... I have a number of them in my 15 gal w/ Neon Tetras, Harlequin Raspboras, Corydora catfish, a Mystery snail, and a dwarf gourami... I planned this tank to have no offspring of any kind. I somehow have a 1cm ghost shrimp and maybe a couple other babies in my tank.... I don't want tons of ghost shrimp in my tank.... but a few survivors here and there I'm ok with.

How common is this????
Ghost shrimp are food. I drop them into the main tank periodically. Some will come in berried or stick around long enough the breed. I have never had a spawn successfully mature. They always get eaten while they are young.

I don't see them becoming a problem. If they ever do, net them out and serve them over ramen noodles.

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I was thinking they look like asian dancing shrimp.... I love shrimp cocktails....

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I don't keep ghost shrimp as food but I keep them to keep the tank clean. mine never have little shrimp your lucky.
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