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anyone ever try eating ghost shrimp?

Afew days ago i found out that my dwarf puffers and Scarlet Badis are breeding (they were both doing their little dances to the female) so i decided to take out most of the ghost shrimp in my tank in fear that they might eat the eggs/ fish fry. Didnt really know what to do with 10 ghost shrimp, they were too cheap to give away and it would be a waste to just let them die so i decided to be ballsy, fry them up, and ate them..

Turns out they taste great lol.
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really they are not much different than any shrimp you see at the store. They do turn red when cooked and look/ taste a bit like smaller Kawaebi.
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I must try this immediately lol!
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Ghost shrimp, it's what's for dinner:



Not actually ghost shrimp, but these tiny dried shrimp look remarkably similar. They sell them for seasoning gumbo and jambalaya around here. The thought of just using ghost shrimp has crossed my mind. And also raising my own water onions and chestnuts...

I wouldn't make it a habit of eating stuff from just any aquarium though. There's some chemicals and medications we sometimes use that aren't meant for use on food livestock.

But one of these days I might put some grape juice in a DIY CO2 reactor.
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did you cook them in tap water? Tap water can be harmful to freshwater fish and inverts LOL

I wonder what they taste like tossed in with some ramen!
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they do sell them as feeders

next time try frying them after a coating on panko
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I think there was a thread a while back about eating aquarium shrimp. They look really tasty to me; especially those pretty Sulawesis

Did you peel the shells with a toothpick?

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I grew up in Louisiana, and remember these were sold in stores everywhere. Are you sure they're not ghost shrimp?
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word of caution fresh water inverts can carry a higher precentage of human contratactable parasites than saltwater inverts(liver and lung flukes, ect)
so if you do eat fresh water crustacens please make sure to cook them thuroly.
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Mate thats awesome, respect.
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I wouldn't make it a habit of eating stuff from just any aquarium though. There's some chemicals and medications we sometimes use that aren't meant for use on food livestock.
Agreed. Most of the common water conditioner products we use on our tanks have a warning label that the product should not be used with plants or animals destined for human consumption.

If you seriously take up culturing ghost shrimp for human consumption you'll need to farm your own and get an appropriate water conditioner.





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