I don't know if they are feeder's or not my other ones had eggs, but I never saw any breed or survive, all my shrimp are gone now after a year :-(.SnookusFish said:
All I have is my 13 gal and my 50 gal, I'm planning on trying to breeding Betta's, but first I wanna add shrimp ofc.BlackOsprey said:You probably could in theory, but there are many better alternatives to feeder creatures bought in bulk.
We are very far away, I'd have to fly to get to you ;-).Fishcat said:I don’t suppose you’re anywhere near Massachusetts? I have ghost shrimp that have been breeding in my tank for a while, and I’d be happy to give you a few.
That's what i recommended in the first answer.UsernamesMustBeUnique said:I've also just read that Cherry Shrimp are easier to breed, so maybe I shouldn't be going for Ghost/Glass Shrimp?
Ohhh okay. I ended up getting around 40 Neo Cherry/Orange Shrimp, they seem to be loving it! Hopefully they'll breed.SnookusFish said:
It's okay, I have a 50 gal tank, I'll move some there after.altwitch said:Shrimp if properly kept and cared for can be prolific breeders. We went from 15 to 120 in the space of about 4 months. I'm not sure what drives the 100 number, but you could start with 20 and get there quickly. Recommend having an exit plan like sale to a LFS or in other circumstances feeding to support the circle of life if you don't have objections to that sort of thing.
Doubt it, my setup is Walstad method, it'll take years for the minerals to be used up, I don't think the tank will be around long enough for it to die out to be honest.Redshark1 said:I wonder if they would use up all the minerals in that tank?
I usually top off water and do a water change every 4 - 5 months.altwitch said:I found mineralization to be a key part of keeping the shrimp healthy; if you do water changes regularly using tap water and not RO water that will naturally add minerals back. You can also artificially do so using shrimp salts bearing in mind if you already have minerals in the water you don't need to add as much. Best data can be gained using test kits if unsure.
I see, I ended up getting Neo Shrimp instead. (Cherry Shrimp).BlackOsprey said: