Ghost shrimp babies!

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I bought 6 shrimp from petsmart a week or so ago, all of which had eggs. I put 3 in a betta bowl, and 3 in a Triop tank, I have a main 3 gal shrimp tank for the non-pregnant shrimp (Only 3, I bought these before the pregnant ones). In the triop tank, 2 died, I fed them to my fish :-\ . Today, one of my ghost shrimp dropped *most of* her eggs. So, I looked around the tank and lo-and-behold! 5-6 baby ghosties, about the length of a grain of rice! She has about 8 more eggs on her, so I'm leaving her in the tank until shes let go of them all. There is plenty of stuff for them to eat, so I am pretty certain they will live. I am not going to change any water until they are big enough to easily see. Wish me luck, I still have 3 more shrimp with tonsa eggs on em!
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Wow....I wish I could breed bamboo shrimps... :-\....but.... Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Thanks, she had all her babies, I must have 20! And one of my other shrimps is gonna have her babies in a few days i think.
 

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How did you get them to breed?
 
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Well, they were already pregnant when I got them. Apparently its not getting them pregnant thats hard, its raising the babies. I have the pregnant ones in "betta bowls". Once they have their babies I put them in a 3-gal shrimp-only tank. Another one had some of her babies today, she still has some eggs on her still.

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bbfeckawitts said:
Well, they were already pregnant when I got them. Apparently its not getting them pregnant thats hard, its raising the babies. I
Brianna
Yeah, I heard that they need to be raised in brackish water. :-\
 

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does it have to be brakish water?
 
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Nope, the shrimp I am talking about are Freshwater. A little salt wouldn't hurt them however.
 

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Wow, that's pretty cool that you have baby ghosties. I'll bet they are so tiny still! Cool, good luck with that!
 
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They have all died :'( :'(
 

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Really that's a bummer. What happened? Did they all get eaten or what? Kind of ironic, but after I said that I wish my ghost shrimp would have babies, I noticed that one of mine had eggs on her, so I'll have to see when she lays them
 
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They were getting bigger already, then somehow my dogs mustve knocked a bunch of food in their tank and they died from it. :'( :-\ :-X
 

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Oh wow you don't hear about that often. Well hopefully one will have more eggs soon, I'm sure she will
 
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My shrimp had her babies and died shortly after. I am going to try VERY hard for these to live.
 

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Hopefully they will make it. Sorry to hear that the female died after giving birth to the eggs.
 
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Heres the best pic i could get of the babies
 

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Stradius011 said:
How did you get them to breed?
they just breed with out u knowing
 
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