Pregnant Ghost Shrimp

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One of my two GhostShrimp appear to be pregnant, is there anything specific I should be doing for her? I give them bottom feed both meat based and alge, and keep the water balanced as expected, but is there anything more?
 

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No. The babies likely won't survive. They need special conditions to live past the first stage.
 
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Abby565 said:
No. The babies likely won't survive. They need special conditions to live past the first stage.
Oh my god I'll move the shrimp to their own tank if need be
 

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Tripp_theBetta said:
Oh my god I'll move the shrimp to their own tank if need be
It’s not impossible, but it is hard. I don’t remember the details, but because they are SO tiny, they often get sucked up filter intakes or eaten. It IS possible because I managed to grow one to a juvenile.
 

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The babies in their larval stage also have trouble eating and many of them starve to death. Soft foods or really finely crushed flakes should be able to feed the babies. As stated above, it is very difficult to raise the babies.
 
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Well petco is having their dollar per gallon sale where I'm at so I can make a effort to raise some baby shrimp, thank you guys for being so honest, I'll update the thread with how it goes
 

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This is kinda late but if you can find a net small enough, you can separate them into a breeder box. That would make them easier to feed and out of the filter, without buying a tank just for them. Just an idea, not experienced with shrimp. Good luck
 

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