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boapinta
25th Jun 2006, 04:54 AM
Hi everybody
I'm new here and i would like to ask a question about ghost shrimps breeding.
My female ghost shrimp had many eggs and they hatched and i was very happy , the hundreds fry after one day suddenly disappeared and i think i lost them all.

Can somebody tell me why it happend?
What i did wronge?
Do i have any chance that they survived?

Now i have new eggs and i want to be prepared to the next babies...

My tank is for shrimps only, about 20 liters
with java+taiwan moss , small root and sponge filter.

Thanks

retardo
25th Jun 2006, 10:42 AM
I think the first question is what form the shrimp hatched in... Were they mini versions of the mother shrimp or were they larval (head hanging down and tail part up)? From the sounds of it (hundreds of offspring, rather than 20-30), they hatched in larval form and may simply not have been equipped to survive in your current setup.

In some instances of larval offspring, they may need a separate environment to grow than the adults. For example, with Amano shrimp, at least, the larval shrimp need to have a brackish water environment to make it to the next stage. Larval shrimp also feed differently than ones that hatch in benthic form; that is they can't feed on microalgae growing on the moss to thrive. They may need to be fed things like active yeast.

Secondly, you don't mention anything about your water parameters. Please specify temp, pH, nitrAtes, nitrItes, ammonia, etc.

boapinta
25th Jun 2006, 06:01 PM
Well retardo
The shrimp hatched in larval mode (head hanging down).
The Temp is 25-29 C degree ,PH=6.2 KH=I dont know
NitrAtes, nitrItes, ammonia almost zero.
I have alot of red cherry shrimps ,breeding very well.
Right after they hatched i fed them micro fish food and i did see that they are eatting (maybe).

Do i need to move the female before she hatches to another tank with same water condition?

Do you know the right parameters and environment for breeding the ghost?
I dont want to miss the next hatch...

Thanks in advanced

Moses703
25th Jun 2006, 09:22 PM
Well retardo
The shrimp hatched in larval mode (head hanging down).
The Temp is 25-29 C degree ,PH=6.2 KH=I dont know
NitrAtes, nitrItes, ammonia almost zero.
I have alot of red cherry shrimps ,breeding very well.
Right after they hatched i fed them micro fish food and i did see that they are eatting (maybe).

Do i need to move the female before she hatches to another tank with same water condition?

Do you know the right parameters and environment for breeding the ghost?
I dont want to miss the next hatch...

Thanks in advanced



Hi, I am a rare fish and shrimp hobbiest.

I had succesfuly bred and raised ghost shirimps several times.

Let me share it with you.

first, you need to separate the new born from it's parent.

Soon or later they may eat it, they are obnivorus, not like cherry s or other.

Second, they are small and larval stage when they are born.

It is extremly hard to find them. They are transparent and floating around

the tank. It is possible that some of the larval ghost shrimp

might survived in your tank, if you have some hiding places.

boapinta
25th Jun 2006, 10:52 PM
Is to buy new small tank simulate the same water conditions,
It will be with nothing inside ,except sponge filter and a net.
I will move the female soon and wait for the hatch,
The larve will fall to the ground and the female will return to breed again.

what do you think ?

Moses703
26th Jun 2006, 01:35 AM
Is to buy new small tank simulate the same water conditions,
It will be with nothing inside ,except sponge filter and a net.
I will move the female soon and wait for the hatch,
The larve will fall to the ground and the female will return to breed again.

what do you think ?




I suggest you should have many hiding places(some java moss or something

that has web like feature). It will prevent them from getting eaten by

the parent untill you remove it.

When the ghost shrimp give birth, the babies float instead of falling.

So using net wouldn't be neccessary.

removing the female after birth is good idea, and so is air filter, but

I would advise you to use it when they get little old that they

dwell on the bottom. Untill they become that old, just little aeration will

be good enough for them.

The key point is how you would remove the female shrimp on time and

how you gonna feed the larval shirimp. (I fed them with cyclops and daphnea)

boapinta
26th Jun 2006, 04:47 AM
I will try it and i update as soon as it happen
:)

boapinta
5th Jul 2006, 07:21 AM
I had 3 females that set off there larvea in the shrimps tank.
Before that I prepared a new tank with java moss and taiwan moss,
I picked the larvea with a flashlight and a tubule and now they are all floating,
The number of them I think approximately 500 and looks good :) .
The tank above is open for air entrance.

I started to feed them with
1.TetraMin-Baby fish food (powder fish food)
2.spirolina tablets (break into crumbs)

I dont know how to get dafnia and baby brine shrimps
Any other suggestion feeding them ?

Moses703
5th Jul 2006, 09:18 AM
I hope you get some daphnea or cyclops or any small live food.

I don't think they have a lot of interest in commercial food

when they are in larvar stage.

Live food not only gain their interest, it will not fault the water.


Good luck.