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I bought 10 ghost shrimp as feeders for 10 for a dollar. They appeared to be very healthy and none of them had any milky coloration. The biggest was a little more than an inch. Do you think they will survive? 7 of them are females carrying green eggs. I want to raise the fry and breed the ghost shrimp. I need to know how to raise them. I have a molly and a tiger barb being kept with the shrimp. I need some advice on raising the fry when the eggs hatch. What can I feed the fry when they hatch? Also, can I keep the eggs in the tank with the shrimp or do I have to keep them in a seperate tank? Has anyone here ever raised ghost shrimp? Thanks for your help.

Where did you find them for 10 for a dollar???
I can't seem to find them any cheaper than $.33
They are cheap as free in FL, but not so in TX - to my knowledge.

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They sell them here as feeder shrimp for 10 cents each

LOL, ok, where is "here"? :icon_roll

I've had ghost shrimp, usually bought a buck or two's worth at a time while stocking up on guppies, (well, you only need 4 to get 100) loaches, pleco (1or 2) tetras, danios, angels

had quite a good variety going when we lived in Tampa - had a little shipwreck that the loaches hid in , some breeder boxes for the guppies, then abandoned the breeder boxes after the guppies took over!
somehow, the ghost shrimp were actually able to reproduce. Mortality rate was probably higher than the guppies though but eventually I didn't need to buy them anymore - unless some of the more aggressive loaches got hungry! LOL

so - where is "here" anyway VLaddy??
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They ARE the circle of life! They eat fish poop, and the fish eat them - and disregard my question from earlier VLaddy, for some reason I thought I saw Frisco TX by your name. I almost exclusively went to Pet Mart on Bush, then 56th st - once I discovered them. It's a mom and pop type store and they have a great variety. Now, I'm in Frisco, TX, I can't find them for less then $.33, which I blamed on the economy until I found my friend who still lives in Tampa got them for 10 or 12 for a dollar like I'm used to.
on raising them -
I did a bit of Googling and found that all you really need is a good hiding place for them. We "lucked" into getting ours to reproduce; they are excellent little scavengers! That's why I would want them to breed to eat, and be eaten!! : D
kind of like snails to loaches - but ghost shrimp are much more desirable than snails...in my humble opinion.

When ghost shrimp get cloudy, it's caused by copper in the food. check your bottom feeder pellets for - copper sulfate - it slowly kills them - I found that out too late. I was also surprised at how much fish food has copper in it.
Good reason to stick with Omega one or Hikari - expensive but worth it. Amazon usually has good deals on it. anyone found cheap ghost shrimp in TX? Frisco to be exact?
I may "go fish" like DPF....
 

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If you have a Pet Supermarket (it's a chain), they have them 10/$1. I've seen them at PetSmart and Petco ......

Yup, I think it's because I'm so far inland - which doesn't make a whole lot of sense, because they are freshwater, but I'll just have to keep getting them at PetSmart for $.33, and provide better hiding places. I just have to spend $16.50 instead of $5.00 to get what I want, it could be worse. At least "regular" fish aren't also 3x what they cost - or I would not have finally set my tank back up. I think since my loaches are accustomed to eating snails, they also like the ghost shrimp too. I'm going to have to just buy a bunch of them and give them good shelter - maybe some of that moss too.

Still waiting for my bulbs to grow into plants.
Thanks all!
 
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