I have 3-4 ghost shrimp in my 35 gal fry tank and 2 of them are carrying eggs. How long will they carry them? They look like little green balls that they juggle with their legs.
Those are definitely eggs... and it varies between 15-25 days (it depends on water conditions and temp). You also need to remove them... sadly ghost shrimp will eat their babies... if you have a floating breeder box put the parents in there and as soon as they hatch put the parents in with the rest of the tank...
Goodluck on being a parent!
I have red cherry shrimp and the time they carry eggs varies on the size of the female, usually my big girls carry them for 25-30 days, whereas the younger girls carry for about 20. However, the cherries don't eat their babies, so I'm not sure in this area.
I was just curious, I am not even sure there is a male in there to fertilize the eggs........