Breeding Shrimp to feed fish

Leeman75
  • #1
I'm in the information gathering phase for my next project tank.

Does anyone breed shrimp as food for their fish? I'm kind of interested in maybe breeding Ghost Shrimp for my mid-size SA Cichlid tanks. I see LFSs have them typically for pretty cheap, so I'm thinking about maybe starting a colony to breed for feed. Does anyone do that? If I did that, could I keep a few nicer shrimp as just fun to keep and not feed (like Cherries) in the same tank?
 
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AggressiveAquatics
  • #2
I breed cherries to give to my flowerhorn because it’s hard for him to see the clear ghost shrimp
 
Leeman75
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
I breed cherries to give to my flowerhorn because it’s hard for him to see the clear ghost shrimp

See, I thought about that, but I'm afraid that any colored shrimp I breed that I'll like too much to then feed to the fish. If I have colorless shrimp, I think that will make it much easier.
 
AggressiveAquatics
  • #4
See, I thought about that, but I'm afraid that any colored shrimp I breed that I'll like too much to then feed to the fish. If I have colorless shrimp, I think that will make it much easier.
You could do Amano shrimp because they have some color but not stunning colors
 
jkkgron2
  • #5
You could do Amano shrimp because they have some color but not stunning colors
Don’t Amano shrimp need brackish or salt water to breed?
 
Leeman75
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
You could do Amano shrimp because they have some color but not stunning colors

The issue that I've found is that Amano shrimp around here (when I can find them) are typically like $5 each at the cheapest. Whereas I can get the Ghost Shrimp for $0.50 each.
 
AggressiveAquatics
  • #7
Don’t Amano shrimp need brackish or salt water to breed?
Only true amano shrimp do most of the ones you see at stores aren’t real amano shrimp

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