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Neatfish 10-17-2012 11:29 PM

New shrimp.
 
I wanted to try some of these little guys out and see if it will work. looks like some of them came with eggs.
http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz135/EDM95/gsh.jpg

cantsay39 10-17-2012 11:34 PM

looks like ghost shrimp? their larvae need brackish water.

Bandit1200 10-17-2012 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by cantsay39 (Post 2047081)
looks like ghost shrimp? their larvae need brackish water.


Not necessarily true. There are many species sold as ghost shrimp and not all of them need brackish water to complete the larval stage. Unless you have a well established tank you will need to supplement the food supply for them until they pass the larval stage.

Neatfish 10-18-2012 02:06 AM

They are not brackish. What food will they eat?

Bandit1200 10-18-2012 02:16 AM

Something pretty small like phytoplankton. Infusoria may work or even some of the First Bites fry food. In a decently aged and planted tank as long as they don't get sucked into the filter they should be able to forage for themselves. In my tank I don't do anything in particular to feed them. The numbers of them that reach the juvenile stage aren't huge, but they're definitely in there.

Neatfish 10-18-2012 04:28 AM

I'm worried they might get sucked up by my filter.

Neatfish 10-18-2012 04:43 AM

Do I need a sponge filter?

pejerrey 10-18-2012 04:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Neatfish (Post 2047438)
Do I need a sponge filter?

Yes! :)

Neatfish 10-18-2012 04:14 PM

Dang that because I can't get one around here.

dougolasjr 10-18-2012 04:20 PM

You can try ebay, amazon, or even DIY.

pejerrey 10-18-2012 04:30 PM

You can order a fluval sponge prefilter from eBay for less than $5 shipped.
Just make sure it's close to you so it doesnt take months to arrive from hongkong, lol! :)

Neatfish 10-18-2012 04:32 PM

Maybe I can find one here. I'll call around first.

pejerrey 10-18-2012 04:34 PM

Also try by posting a "want to buy" WTB thread. Sometimes people is kind and give stuff away.
:)

shloken38 10-18-2012 06:59 PM

Why can't you throw a nylon stocking over the intake? That's what I do and it works fine.

dougolasjr 10-18-2012 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by shloken38 (Post 2048022)
Why can't you throw a nylon stocking over the intake? That's what I do and it works fine.

This would probably work.


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