Re: NANFA-L-- Raising Ghost Shrimp

Sajjad Lateef (
Tue, 4 Jan 2005 06:00:21 -0800 (PST)

Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2005 20:24:00 EST
Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Raising Ghost Shrimp

Any suggestions on keeping them alive?
Where do you find ghost shrimp in the wild? Are they found in

Ghost Shrimp are indicators of good water quality and will be
found in fresh, clean, standing water where there is plenty of
emergent vegetation and very few fish, if any. I have found them
in (temporary) shallow roadside ditches in late Spring, early Summer.

To keep them alive, you need to be doing a lot of water changes.
Wild-collected fish will eat them on sight. Tank raised fish will
eat them when they molt or as soon as they understand that the
shrimp are edible. Nice to have around, but, I have found they
will not survive for long in my tanks.



Sajjad Lateef  e-mail: sajjadlateef AT yahoo DOT com

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