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Just wondering if they get along?

I have 4 Amano in my heavily planted 55gal and I thought of adding 10 more
Ghost.
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Old 25-02-2003, 02:35 AM
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The ghosts are quite predatory.

Aqua wrote in message
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Just wondering if they get along?

I have 4 Amano in my heavily planted 55gal and I thought of adding 10 more
Ghost.
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Thank You

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The ghosts are quite predatory.

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Just wondering if they get along?

I have 4 Amano in my heavily planted 55gal and I thought of adding 10 more
Ghost.
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Thank You

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Old 25-02-2003, 03:20 AM
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Just wondering if they get along?

I have 4 Amano in my heavily planted 55gal and I thought of adding 10 more
Ghost.


They get along okay. If you hope to breed them, it might be better to keep
them separate, but if you don't care about that, they'll probably be all right.



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Old 25-02-2003, 03:20 AM
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Just wondering if they get along?

I have 4 Amano in my heavily planted 55gal and I thought of adding 10 more
Ghost.


They get along okay. If you hope to breed them, it might be better to keep
them separate, but if you don't care about that, they'll probably be all right.



Leigh

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Old 25-02-2003, 03:45 AM
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you can try it out though, around here ghost shrimp go for $.20 each so $2
isn't really that big of an investment...
that said I can't really imagine a ghost shrimp being predatory except for
perhaps the smallest of fry possible...

also, has anyone had success breeding ghost shrimp? I've gotten into a bad
habbit of spending $6/week on ghost shrimp as a treat for my tank and I
would much rather buy a small tank and breed them, if this is at all
possible...I read that the babies are in a different stage and so very small
that you can't really get food for them? Let me know if anyone has any
experience breeding ghost shrimp, as I would love to set up a hatchery under
my fish tank....would save me a lot of money in the long run...
"kush" wrote in message
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The ghosts are quite predatory.

Aqua wrote in message
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Just wondering if they get along?

I have 4 Amano in my heavily planted 55gal and I thought of adding 10

more
Ghost.
--
Thank You

Dominic
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you can try it out though, around here ghost shrimp go for $.20 each so $2
isn't really that big of an investment...
that said I can't really imagine a ghost shrimp being predatory except for
perhaps the smallest of fry possible...

also, has anyone had success breeding ghost shrimp? I've gotten into a bad
habbit of spending $6/week on ghost shrimp as a treat for my tank and I
would much rather buy a small tank and breed them, if this is at all
possible...I read that the babies are in a different stage and so very small
that you can't really get food for them? Let me know if anyone has any
experience breeding ghost shrimp, as I would love to set up a hatchery under
my fish tank....would save me a lot of money in the long run...
"kush" wrote in message
...
The ghosts are quite predatory.

Aqua wrote in message
...
Just wondering if they get along?

I have 4 Amano in my heavily planted 55gal and I thought of adding 10

more
Ghost.
--
Thank You

Dominic
http://www.dlink.org/aqua







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Old 25-02-2003, 03:53 AM
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They get along okay. If you hope to breed them, it might be better to
keep
them separate, but if you don't care about that, they'll probably be all

right.

They have sometimes interesting interactions. I find it fascinating when
animals that in real life would never possibly encounter eachother are
shoved together in our tanks.
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They get along okay. If you hope to breed them, it might be better to
keep
them separate, but if you don't care about that, they'll probably be all

right.

They have sometimes interesting interactions. I find it fascinating when
animals that in real life would never possibly encounter eachother are
shoved together in our tanks.
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Old 25-02-2003, 04:40 AM
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you can try it out though, around here ghost shrimp go for $.20 each so $2
isn't really that big of an investment...


Heck, buy five or six and wait awhlie. You'll soon have more than you know
what to do with.

that said I can't really imagine a ghost shrimp being predatory except for
perhaps the smallest of fry possible...


They can kill livebearer fry. A fish as large as a neon tetra will probably be
safe...if it's healthy. And be careful, sometimes macrobrachium shrimp get
mixed in with ghost shrimp. They look similar, but have bigger claws, and are
much more predatory.

also, has anyone had success breeding ghost shrimp?


Try to keep them from breeding. They're worse than guppies. I bought five a
couple of years ago, and in a few months, I could've opened my own bait shop.

There are only a couple of "tricks." One is that both brackish and freshwater
shrimp are sold as ghost shrimp. For breeding, you want the freshwater kind.
Freshwater ghost shrimp carry their babies until they are miniature copies of
their parents, so you don't have to deal with weird larval stages or anything.
Unfortunately, it's not easy to tell freshwater from brackish ghost shrimp, so
you may be stuck with trial and error. (I have heard that if you see females
with eggs, they are likely freshwater, but I don't know how true that is.)

The second trick is iodine. Ghost shrimp tend to turn white and die after a
few weeks unless you put a little iodine in the water. Get the kind sold as a
supplement for marine tanks, and put in one drop with each water change.

Other than that, raising ghosties couldn't be easier. Put some java moss in
the tank, maybe, for the babies to hide in. And leave the detritus in the
tank; don't vaccum it out. Feed them ordinary flake fish food, and you'll soon
be up to your neck in shrimp.


Leigh

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LeighMo
 
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you can try it out though, around here ghost shrimp go for $.20 each so $2
isn't really that big of an investment...


Heck, buy five or six and wait awhlie. You'll soon have more than you know
what to do with.

that said I can't really imagine a ghost shrimp being predatory except for
perhaps the smallest of fry possible...


They can kill livebearer fry. A fish as large as a neon tetra will probably be
safe...if it's healthy. And be careful, sometimes macrobrachium shrimp get
mixed in with ghost shrimp. They look similar, but have bigger claws, and are
much more predatory.

also, has anyone had success breeding ghost shrimp?


Try to keep them from breeding. They're worse than guppies. I bought five a
couple of years ago, and in a few months, I could've opened my own bait shop.

There are only a couple of "tricks." One is that both brackish and freshwater
shrimp are sold as ghost shrimp. For breeding, you want the freshwater kind.
Freshwater ghost shrimp carry their babies until they are miniature copies of
their parents, so you don't have to deal with weird larval stages or anything.
Unfortunately, it's not easy to tell freshwater from brackish ghost shrimp, so
you may be stuck with trial and error. (I have heard that if you see females
with eggs, they are likely freshwater, but I don't know how true that is.)

The second trick is iodine. Ghost shrimp tend to turn white and die after a
few weeks unless you put a little iodine in the water. Get the kind sold as a
supplement for marine tanks, and put in one drop with each water change.

Other than that, raising ghosties couldn't be easier. Put some java moss in
the tank, maybe, for the babies to hide in. And leave the detritus in the
tank; don't vaccum it out. Feed them ordinary flake fish food, and you'll soon
be up to your neck in shrimp.


Leigh

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Old 25-02-2003, 06:32 AM
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I have three Ghost shrimp and two amano shrimp in a 6 gallon tank and they
ignore each other for the most part. The shost shrimp seem to give the amano
a very wide berth.

--donovan


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Old 25-02-2003, 06:32 AM
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I have three Ghost shrimp and two amano shrimp in a 6 gallon tank and they
ignore each other for the most part. The shost shrimp seem to give the amano
a very wide berth.

--donovan


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I bought 100 feeders to put in my 125 gallon. Im guessing around somewhere
between 25 and 50 survived the drive home / shock of the new tank..

The other day I seen a large female with many eggs, oh lord I didnt know
fry were possible. I could have a problem if thats the case haha. Its so
heavily planted I sometimes done see certain fish for days...... so Im
guessing their fry could survive in it.

Where do you get the Iodine? I should probably do that.

Thanks!

Dustin

"LeighMo" wrote in message
...
you can try it out though, around here ghost shrimp go for $.20 each so

$2
isn't really that big of an investment...


Heck, buy five or six and wait awhlie. You'll soon have more than you

know
what to do with.

that said I can't really imagine a ghost shrimp being predatory except

for
perhaps the smallest of fry possible...


They can kill livebearer fry. A fish as large as a neon tetra will

probably be
safe...if it's healthy. And be careful, sometimes macrobrachium shrimp

get
mixed in with ghost shrimp. They look similar, but have bigger claws, and

are
much more predatory.

also, has anyone had success breeding ghost shrimp?


Try to keep them from breeding. They're worse than guppies. I bought

five a
couple of years ago, and in a few months, I could've opened my own bait

shop.

There are only a couple of "tricks." One is that both brackish and

freshwater
shrimp are sold as ghost shrimp. For breeding, you want the freshwater

kind.
Freshwater ghost shrimp carry their babies until they are miniature copies

of
their parents, so you don't have to deal with weird larval stages or

anything.
Unfortunately, it's not easy to tell freshwater from brackish ghost

shrimp, so
you may be stuck with trial and error. (I have heard that if you see

females
with eggs, they are likely freshwater, but I don't know how true that is.)

The second trick is iodine. Ghost shrimp tend to turn white and die after

a
few weeks unless you put a little iodine in the water. Get the kind sold

as a
supplement for marine tanks, and put in one drop with each water change.

Other than that, raising ghosties couldn't be easier. Put some java moss

in
the tank, maybe, for the babies to hide in. And leave the detritus in the
tank; don't vaccum it out. Feed them ordinary flake fish food, and you'll

soon
be up to your neck in shrimp.


Leigh

http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/halloween/881/



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I bought 100 feeders to put in my 125 gallon. Im guessing around somewhere
between 25 and 50 survived the drive home / shock of the new tank..

The other day I seen a large female with many eggs, oh lord I didnt know
fry were possible. I could have a problem if thats the case haha. Its so
heavily planted I sometimes done see certain fish for days...... so Im
guessing their fry could survive in it.

Where do you get the Iodine? I should probably do that.

Thanks!

Dustin

"LeighMo" wrote in message
...
you can try it out though, around here ghost shrimp go for $.20 each so

$2
isn't really that big of an investment...


Heck, buy five or six and wait awhlie. You'll soon have more than you

know
what to do with.

that said I can't really imagine a ghost shrimp being predatory except

for
perhaps the smallest of fry possible...


They can kill livebearer fry. A fish as large as a neon tetra will

probably be
safe...if it's healthy. And be careful, sometimes macrobrachium shrimp

get
mixed in with ghost shrimp. They look similar, but have bigger claws, and

are
much more predatory.

also, has anyone had success breeding ghost shrimp?


Try to keep them from breeding. They're worse than guppies. I bought

five a
couple of years ago, and in a few months, I could've opened my own bait

shop.

There are only a couple of "tricks." One is that both brackish and

freshwater
shrimp are sold as ghost shrimp. For breeding, you want the freshwater

kind.
Freshwater ghost shrimp carry their babies until they are miniature copies

of
their parents, so you don't have to deal with weird larval stages or

anything.
Unfortunately, it's not easy to tell freshwater from brackish ghost

shrimp, so
you may be stuck with trial and error. (I have heard that if you see

females
with eggs, they are likely freshwater, but I don't know how true that is.)

The second trick is iodine. Ghost shrimp tend to turn white and die after

a
few weeks unless you put a little iodine in the water. Get the kind sold

as a
supplement for marine tanks, and put in one drop with each water change.

Other than that, raising ghosties couldn't be easier. Put some java moss

in
the tank, maybe, for the babies to hide in. And leave the detritus in the
tank; don't vaccum it out. Feed them ordinary flake fish food, and you'll

soon
be up to your neck in shrimp.


Leigh

http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/halloween/881/





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