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Ghost Shrimps.

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:36 pm

First time I kept Ghost shrimps before 4-5 years. After several months, gave to another hobbyist. Last month, we collected some ghost shrimps from Bagpat, Yamuna River. This time I released them in a new scape to take care of algae. They worked very well.

Yesterday evening I saw that a female is carrying eggs. They are visible and you can see easily in the photographs.

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Re: Ghost Shrimps.

Unread postby sushant » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:41 pm

Great pics Rajiv ji. They are looking much beautiful in the picture. I had kept some in the past but gave up , because I didn't find them to be fish safe.
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Re: Ghost Shrimps.

Unread postby vijendra_s123 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:09 pm

sushant wrote:because I didn't find them to be fish safe.

+1, especially with small fish and fry.
I had quite a few jump also from my hood-less tank
But they are a treat to watch if kept properly :)

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Unread postby Pintoo » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:34 pm

They are beautiful but threat for slow moving fishes.

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Unread postby rajiv.mcks » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:48 pm

I did keep ghost shrimp many years back and discovered my neon & cardinal tetra numbers are going down .. it was only when I switched on the aquarium light late at night, I caught the culprit red handed .. it was a ghost shrimp with a half eaten neon tetra in his hand :) have them back to the aquarium store and never kept this species thereafter ..

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rajiv.mcks wrote:I did keep ghost shrimp many years back and discovered my neon & cardinal tetra numbers are going down .. it was only when I switched on the aquarium light late at night, I caught the culprit red handed .. it was a ghost shrimp with a half eaten neon tetra in his hand :) have them back to the aquarium store and never kept this species thereafter ..

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I am keeping them in place of Amano shrimps. My new aquarium is almost algae free. They are good algae eaters. There are also angel fish.
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Unread postby rajiv.mcks » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:22 pm

SCORPIO wrote:[quote="rajiv.mcks"]I did keep ghost shrimp many years back and discovered my neon & cardinal tetra numbers are going down .. it was only when I switched on the aquarium light late at night, I caught the culprit red handed .. it was a ghost shrimp with a half eaten neon tetra in his hand :) have them back to the aquarium store and never kept this species thereafter ..

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I am keeping them in place of Amano shrimps. My new aquarium is almost algae free. They are good algae eaters. There are also angel fish.[/quote]
Yes I guess they are suitable in tanks with larger fish like angels and discuss. What is your experience with cherry red shrimp and Algae control ?

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Unread postby KarthikC » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:48 am

I've had ghost shrimps with otos, neon tetras, horadandias etc. with zero problems. They're very good in uprooting (not eating) bba and thread algae.

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Unread postby Romi » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:21 pm

I don't know this exact species name, but it is a beautiful one. i wish they were fish safe. Really enjoyed them when i had a pair. When pregnant, the female really looks fantastic, like she is carrying a fluorescent green bag inside herself :D

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Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:17 am

Romi wrote:I don't know this exact species name, but it is a beautiful one. i wish they were fish safe. Really enjoyed them when i had a pair. When pregnant, the female really looks fantastic, like she is carrying a fluorescent green bag inside herself :D



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