hellllllp breed shrimp now - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 20 Old 01-15-2013, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
This is last goof off video from this point after let's get serious

I need an Adult...? I AM an Adult! - YouTube
Posted via Mobile Device
Cole mccallister is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 20 Old 01-15-2013, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
This is last goof off video from this point on let's get serious
again
I need an Adult...? I AM an Adult! - YouTube
Posted via Mobile Device
Cole mccallister is offline  
post #13 of 20 Old 01-15-2013, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
Sorry for multipost technical difficulties
Posted via Mobile Device
Cole mccallister is offline  
post #14 of 20 Old 01-16-2013, 02:18 AM
Member
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
Ghost shrimp are nearly impossible to breed by hobbiests. Most that you buy are either wild-caught or farmed with hormones. My advice is to breed a different species. If you insist, then here are some tips:

1. There are several species of "ghost shrimp". Google how to breed "scuds" and see what pops up. Adding oak leaves and letting them decay in the tank can help.

2. Ghost Shrimp are carnivorous scavengers, try dried bloodworms and blanched cucumbers.

3. Ghosties might need a different ph (anywhere from 6 - 8). Try experimenting with buffers and distilled water.

4. Some require certain nutrients that may be lacking. Try a planted tank and dosing flourish comprehensive. The iodine, copper, calcium, and other nutrients might help. (Yes, inverts need tiny amounts of copper, like what's found in premium shrimp foods and marine salt.) Stick with brackish plants, in case you decide to try salt.

5. Aquarium salt will hatch brine shrimp, but brine shrimp aren't truly brackish. Brine shrimp thrive in natural salt lakes, which are slightly different. Because there are so many species, I can't tell you the salinity. I don't think you'd need much, since salt is mostly needed for hatching and development. I'd just add 1 tsp every 4 -6 weeks, up to 1 tsp per gallon. If no breeding occurs after a few months, start adding salt again, 1 tsp a month, up to a total of 2 tsp per gallon.


All that being said, RCS by contrast breed like rabbits. I'd encourage you to breed them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Christople View Post
^^ genius
__________________

Soil Substrates Guide:
Part 1
--------- Part 2

_____________________
redchigh is offline  
post #15 of 20 Old 01-16-2013, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
Quote:
Originally Posted by redchigh View Post
Ghost shrimp are nearly impossible to breed by hobbiests. Most that you buy are either wild-caught or farmed with hormones. My advice is to breed a different species. If you insist, then here are some tips:

1. There are several species of "ghost shrimp". Google how to breed "scuds" and see what pops up. Adding oak leaves and letting them decay in the tank can help.

2. Ghost Shrimp are carnivorous scavengers, try dried bloodworms and blanched cucumbers.

3. Ghosties might need a different ph (anywhere from 6 - 8). Try experimenting with buffers and distilled water.

4. Some require certain nutrients that may be lacking. Try a planted tank and dosing flourish comprehensive. The iodine, copper, calcium, and other nutrients might help. (Yes, inverts need tiny amounts of copper, like what's found in premium shrimp foods and marine salt.) Stick with brackish plants, in case you decide to try salt.

5. Aquarium salt will hatch brine shrimp, but brine shrimp aren't truly brackish. Brine shrimp thrive in natural salt lakes, which are slightly different. Because there are so many species, I can't tell you the salinity. I don't think you'd need much, since salt is mostly needed for hatching and development. I'd just add 1 tsp every 4 -6 weeks, up to 1 tsp per gallon. If no breeding occurs after a few months, start adding salt again, 1 tsp a month, up to a total of 2 tsp per gallon.


All that being said, RCS by contrast breed like rabbits. I'd encourage you to breed them.
Well if it is crystal reds would they go in fresh? Also if they are that much easier and can live in fresh all I have to do see if the teays valley pets has them when it reopens in February or march also you say they just need those trace elements? Also thanks a lot on the suggestion and tips :)
Posted via Mobile Device

Last edited by Cole mccallister; 01-16-2013 at 03:20 PM.
Cole mccallister is offline  
post #16 of 20 Old 01-18-2013, 05:28 PM
Member
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
Red cherry shrimp (the species comes in other colors too- I've seen green and yellow) are freshwater. All they need is a healthy planted tank free of predators and they'll thrive. Crystal reds and bumblebee shrimp are a little harder, but still easier than ghosties.

Red cherry and related are cheaper online. You can usually buy 20 for about 20-30 including shipping.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Christople View Post
^^ genius
__________________

Soil Substrates Guide:
Part 1
--------- Part 2

_____________________
redchigh is offline  
post #17 of 20 Old 01-18-2013, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
Well online can be a problem I do not have a credit card or a Paypal. But maybe shop can provide it perhaps which ones are easiest to take care of and breed also lifespan is a factor too so any suggestions on these necessities?
Posted via Mobile Device
Cole mccallister is offline  
post #18 of 20 Old 01-18-2013, 07:06 PM
Member
 
Thoth's Avatar
 
If you are going red cherry shrimp, you will want floating plants. Hornwort worked great for me when I was breeding them. I started with 10 and had around 40+ within a few months. I lost interest with them as they were in a 20 gallon I wanted for other fish. Baby shrimp are tiny and are easy pray for fish.
Thoth is offline  
post #19 of 20 Old 01-24-2013, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
thanks everyone i managed to breed the ghost shrimps
Cole mccallister is offline  
post #20 of 20 Old 01-24-2013, 11:15 AM
New Member
 
Sookielee's Avatar
 
Congrats Cole.
Sookielee is offline  
Reply

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to breed Ghost Shrimp? badfish123 Fish Breeding 1 03-12-2011 01:46 PM
Do shrimp cross-breed? redclove Fish Breeding 2 02-14-2008 08:16 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