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Ghost Shrimp eggs

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by TheBigSpoon, Feb 27, 2010.

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    My ghost shrimp just laid some eggs, just wondering about how long it takes them to hatch.
     
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    Ghost shrimp don't lay eggs, they carry them underneath, on their abdomen. If they are not carrying them then I don't think they will hatch at all.
     
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    What other fish/inverts do you have?
     
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    oh ok, I didn't actually see the eggs being laid or see any eggs on the glass or plants, I just saw the one carrying the eggs doing some weird thing where she stands in one place and shakes the eggs back and fourth, the next morning when I looked at her most of the eggs were gone so i assumed she laid them or something. So should I start noticing a bunch of little ghost shrimp soon? Only inverts in the tank are two ghost shrimp, i also have some penguin tetras, lemon tetras, and 1 BN pleco.
     
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    If they hatched already (Which I'll assume they did), they were probably all eaten by your tetras.
     
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    She still has a few eggs left on her belly, whats the best way to save them? Net off a small portion of the tank and put her in that?
     
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    Probably, but the larvae could probably swim through it.
     
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    I'm gonna try it and see what happens, not a big deal if it doesn't work but it'd be nice for them to survive, I'll post again with the results. Thanks for the help!
     
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    #9 fishcatch22, Feb 27, 2010
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