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Old 03-19-2013, 03:34 AM   #1
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Best Sponge Filter for Ghost Shrimps?


I'm looking for a sponge filter for my 29g ghost shrimp tank, but I have never used a sponge filter before. I plan to breed some ghost shrimps, and definitely don't want the fries to get sucked up.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:38 AM   #2
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Just a tip: most species of ghost shrimp cannot breed in freshwater. Those that can go through a larval stage which makes them very difficult to raise without specialized foods and directed feeding
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thanks for the tip pmcarbrey. a couple of guys from another thread gave me some warnings as well. i guess i'll move on to breeding fathead minnows instead
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thanks for the tip pmcarbrey. a couple of guys from another thread gave me some warnings as well. i guess i'll move on to breeding fathead minnows instead
Guppies or mollies would likely be the easiest if you're looking for feeders to breed. Or even convict cichlids.
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sounds like a good idea. I'll try it out thanks again
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Fluval Edge sponge filter is the best. I use them as a mechanical filter to catch fine particles. They also soak up a lot of the colour from driftwood.
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Fluval Edge sponge filter is the best. I use them as a mechanical filter to catch fine particles. They also soak up a lot of the colour from driftwood.
They're all about the same... Bigger the sponge and tube, the more it'll filter. I made some DIY sponge filters and they work just as good as the name brand stuff. I would rate for up to 55g for each of them. It cost me about $5 compared to $10+
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Guppies or mollies would likely be the easiest if you're looking for feeders to breed. Or even convict cichlids.
+1 If you really want to use shrimp, use some low grade neos (usually rcs). They're cheap and reproduce fast once you got them going.
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Thanks for the info everyone

Mistahoo i'll try the neos you mentioned hopefully it will work out
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