Ghost Shrimp crawling out of the tank - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 07-09-2011, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
Inga's Avatar
Originally Posted by redchigh View Post
I think testing your actual parameters would be better than wait'n'see...

Of course, ghost shrimp are normally sold as feeders anyway, so consider them less a pet and more of a snack.

I did check them and all is well. I check them often and also change water often. Today I did a 75% water change just in case. I usually do 60% every 4-5 days. I clean the gravel each time as well. At least the part that I can get to around the live plants. Right now they are pretty thick so... only gravel around the front and back corner is deep cleaned weekly. I know water parameters can change quickly but I check mine so often it would be hard to believe anything snuck by me in that area.

The background was just curled the tiniest bit on the top corner so I suppose he could have just jumped out and fell right in the "wrong spot" or right spot depending on ones view. I just feel bad not knowing what happened as I can't easily prevent it from happening again.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi
Inga is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 13 Old 07-11-2011, 06:23 PM
sounds to me like it was a freak accident from what you've said. Funny thing (or not so funny) is that I came home from work about 20 minutes ago to find one of my ghost shrimp dead on the floor. Made it pretty far actually for an aquatic shrimp. I'm not sure how he could've even gotten out because everything is well covered. He must have gotten on a floating plant and snuck through somewhere. All my water tests out good too so I don't know. On a side note does anyone know the average lifespan of a ghost shrimp?
SomeDudeAtHome is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 07-11-2011, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
Inga's Avatar
1-2 years is what I have read. Mine were under a year for sure but the ones that got out were large. Either way, I felt sad about it. I hate to think of anything suffering and I can't imagine that going that way was nice. Poor little darlings. For awhile there was breeding going on so I am guessing that the water parameters were just right for them.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi
Inga is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GHOST SHRIMP IN MY NEW TANK Sdjones7 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 07-26-2007 11:28 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome