10 Gallon Tank Ghost Shrimp babies?

pinksprklmonkey

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Ok, so I put 10 ghost shrimp in my 10 gallon quarantine tank yesterday. They went to town chowing down on the algae in the tank and they seemed happy. Today, I noticed some microscopic (not really, but EXTREMELY tiny) white things on the glass of the aquarium. I got out a magnifying glass and they appear to have tails. Are these shrimp babies? Or are they some kind of parasite?
 

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Are you sure that those are ghost shrimp? From what I've heard, ghost shrimp are carnivores and rarely eat algae.
 

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Are you sure that those are ghost shrimp? From what I've heard, ghost shrimp are carnivores and rarely eat algae.
They'll eat algae build up in/on gravel when they run out of other sources of food. I had a 5.5G tank that became an algae farm (I have 3 other tanks) when I didn't have anymore use for it.

Started doing test on the algae farm.... long story short, when I got bored growing algae I threw 6 or 7 ghost shrimp in the tank, by the morning of the 4th day the algae build up was about 80% gone on the gravel. They didn't touch the glass. I threw my over population (30-35) of baby snails from my 40G tank into the 5.5G on the 5th day. At the 1 week point the tank (not counting filter) was void of algae build up.
 
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