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“Ghost Shrimp” and “Glass Shrimp” are generic names given to a wide veritiy of shrimp that are of similar size and are clear in color. The most common in North America is the American Glass Shrimp.

And contrary to what Wondabread stated above these shrimp are very long lived when they are healthy, but getting healthy shrimp from a dealer is nearly impossible! Why?
Because they are sold as feeder shrimp so the are shipped in containers that are EXTREMELY over crowded with horrible water conditions and are then stored in poor conditions at the stores.

My second and third generation American Glass Shrimp have lived for 2-3 years already!

To read a little bit about how they breed go here: and read some of the older posts! Good luck!
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