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Old 07-16-2004, 09:13 PM   #1
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Can ghosts become pregnant?


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Old 07-16-2004, 09:19 PM   #2
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Excellent pic!!! I really need to ge me a macro lens, or at least an attachment. Trying to take closeups with my Canon S400 is a trying experience.
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Old 07-16-2004, 09:24 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 07-16-2004, 09:29 PM   #4
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That's an amazing shot!
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Jesus, such clarity!
I love the details in that pic!
Wish I can take pics like that...
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Old 07-16-2004, 09:54 PM   #6
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Wasser what is the average lifespan of your ghost shrimp?
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Old 07-17-2004, 12:45 AM   #7
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I am not sure... These hatched about three months ago, need to look it up. It's the first generation that is growing up in my tanks, so I will find out how long they last.

Until recently, there was at least one in my big tank that I have there for a about one year. However, it might have become food for the Festivums by now.
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Old 07-17-2004, 01:00 AM   #8
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I can't seem to keep them alive for more than 4 months, and I have never seen eggs on any of mine.
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Old 07-17-2004, 01:15 AM   #9
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Perhaps water too soft?
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Very nice picture, what type camera is it??
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Old 07-17-2004, 01:39 AM   #11
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Cool pic unbelievable detail, check out the eye, looks like a disco ball

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I am sure glad that those things dont get 4 feet long... they are sinister looking ! Another great photo bro !
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Old 07-17-2004, 05:42 PM   #13
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I did some research on the lifespan of ghost shrimp,
and found that it's possible for them to live 10-15 years!
The males generally won't get any larger than 1", while the
female will top out at about 1.5"

I've got to find a couple of these. Are they very good eaters?
They DO eat Algae, right?
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Old 07-17-2004, 07:34 PM   #14
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Thanks for the compliments! I have a Canon G3, and love every square millimeter of it! For this shot, I closed the lens to f=7.1, shutter 1/250s and an external flash from above. As I said, I held a cheap 100mm Kodak slide projector lens in front of the camera to get really up close and personal.

I like them a lot... they eat fluffy algae, dead plants, anything with nutritional value that falls to the bottom (how about a fish poop snack?). They don't eat hair algae like the more famous Amano/Cherry etc, but they can be very active and fun to watch.

Mine compete with pencil fish and a Ram for food... sometimes they come up to the surface and grab flakes (and defend it from hungry fishies). Also, whenever I stick my fingers into the tank, they come and start cleaning them.

I moved the pregnant girl in the picture into my cherry breeding tank in the garage, so the young can hatch and grow in peace.
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Old 07-19-2004, 12:06 AM   #15
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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?
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