Not a fish really, lol...Ghost Shrimp Breeding

Discussion in 'Ghost Shrimp' started by newbie101, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. newbie101

    newbie101Well Known MemberMember

  2. Skadunkadunk

    SkadunkadunkValued MemberMember

    As long as you have a male and a female, it should be easy. The female will carry pink eggs on its stomach when it is pregnant. When you see this, you should put the pregnant shrimp in a separate tank with some plants or rocks so that they can hide. Once the shrimp are born, you should take the mother out of the tank, so that it is just the babies. At this time you should feed the babies brine shrimp.
  3. 0morrokh

    0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Getting the babies shouldn't be a problem, but raising them is. They're just so small, they're almost impossible to feed. You may have more success just letting them breed away in the tank, and letting the babies find their own food and see if any survive.
  4. ncje

    ncjeValued MemberMember

    A little late but, try using a liquid formula to feed them.
  5. Toddnbecka

    ToddnbeckaValued MemberMember

    Most ghost shrimp are brackish water critters, though there are a few FW species. If you have pregnant females, they carry the eggs until they hatch, but the fry will likely need brackish water to survive.
  6. 0morrokh

    0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    The ones we're talking about should be fw.
  7. OP

    newbie101Well Known MemberMember

  8. atmmachine816

    atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    I think I bred a few ghost shrimp. I looked in my tank the other day and I say a really tiny shrimp and my female was no longer prego.
  9. inari

    inariWell Known MemberMember

    the tiny ones are sooooooooo cool my finacee has some they were like 20 cents ea at a lfs so she picked some up her population keeps dwindling but they are dirt cheap anyway lol

  10. atmmachine816

    atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    I'v gotten ghost shrimp to breed, only a few made it since they weren't in brackish water though. :-\
  11. wolfman21

    wolfman21Valued MemberMember

    As long as a male and a female are in the same tank, breeding shouldn't be too tough. One of mine is preggo now and will hopefully soon have her babies. Don't have brackish water, though-thanks for the advice.