Pregnant ghost shrimp

Discussion in 'Ghost Shrimp' started by Holmes529, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Holmes529

    Holmes529New MemberMember

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    Anyone know anything about dealing with pregnant ghost shrimp? When do their eggs hatch? How do I care for the babies? Give me all the info you can about ghost shrimp and their eggs
     
  2. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Hello :).
    First, pregnant ghost shrimp have either yellow or green eyes. image
    Second, when the "eggs" turn white/clear that means She will give birth in a day or so. Here's what they look like. imageimage
    Now it's very hard to feed the shrimplets when they are first born because they can't eat any food like RCS shrimplets. They need to eat micro-organisms. I had never been able to get any to survive:(.
     
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  3. gms63Valued MemberMember

    The shrimplets are born in the larval stage unlike rcs whicb are born as mini adults. You can try feeding them small ammounts of spirulina power infusoria or green water. Its best if you keep them in a baby only tank with a sponge filter or a sponge covering an intake. If you have a heavily planted tank you might be able to cover the intake with sponge or something and they will eat off the plants.
     




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