Pregnant Ghost Shrimp?

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It's not considered pregnant, as shrimp are not livebearers, instead you would say berried.

I bought about a dozen ghost shrimp and threw them all into my community tank, several of the females were berried with eggs, they hatched and I had baby shrimplets all over the place.
Most of the parents and babies got eating by my fish, which is what I expected, but it was fun to see some baby survivors in the tank occasionally.
 

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Skullkong101 said:
Yes it's berried! Congrats! However if the shrimp dies soon unexpectedly then it may be a fungus
The fungus is very fluffy and I think only affects neocaridina, luckily these are eggs!! Congrats OP!
 

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The fungus is very fluffy and I think only affects neocaridina, luckily these are eggs!! Congrats OP!
That's what I was thinking. I very highly doubted it being a fungus.
 
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Yay eggs! Okay sooooo how exactly do I go about raising them?
 

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Well with ghost shrimp they sometime eat there babies I advise giving them like a small tank with no fish. the mom doesn't lay the eggs she keeps them till they hatch. Leave there jolts in as the provide nutrients and feed them powdered food. Also use sponge filters. Or cover you filter with a aquarium safe sponge.
 

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Move the mom a day or two after you see white specks to a tank with a sponge filter or similar and a lot of moss. You'll need a lot of small plants, the babies hunt infusoria for the first week before undergoing metamorphosis, sometimes pellet food that sits for a few hours works.
 
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Rtessy said:
Move the mom a day or two after you see white specks to a tank with a sponge filter or similar and a lot of moss. You'll need a lot of small plants, the babies hunt infusoria for the first week before undergoing metamorphosis, sometimes pellet food that sits for a few hours works.
So I’m only in high school and can’t have 2 tanks, I have a breeder box I can put in the main tank would that work?
 

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A breeder box could work I would advise putting a net or something with holes around it so they don't escape. Also add more and maybe a few rocks. But don't make it to fancy. Just enough to lower stress.
 

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Quentin said:
So I’m only in high school and can’t have 2 tanks, I have a breeder box I can put in the main tank would that work?
If the mesh is real tight, yeah! They don't get stressed like livebearers, and if they do, they'll drop the eggs, but they'll still hatch with enough flow, just make sure there's plants
 

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