breeding Ghost shrimp

Discussion in 'Breeding Tropical Fish' started by SliverTab, Dec 29, 2013.

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  1. SliverTab

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    I am trying to breed SW ghost shrimp in a breeder aquarium for my aggressive tank build... I have a clown angler, ribbon eel and lion fish in my 115 gallon aquarium. Can anyone help me out please.
     
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  3. Mr. Bill

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  4. SliverTab

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    sorry actually I haven't bought anything yet... just preparing my aquarium now. I meant going to get those fish lol. and I was just planning on using live food until I can train them to eat frozen or other dead meaty food. Someone told me mollies can be raised and breed in saltwater. is that true? and if so does anyone one know the best way to do it?
     
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    heh. I'd check back on that thread, OP.

    I agree, once you wean preds onto frozen, you can introduce a whole variety of foods or even make your own frozen foods.

    If you wish to try mollies, you have to gradually acclimate them up to a 1.025-6 salinity as they are usually sold in brackish or freshwater tanks. In other words, you cant just dump them into a salt tank and expect them to live and breed.
     
  6. Greg@LionfishLair

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    Mollies breed best in brackish water, and their fry production goes down in FSW. I forget what the optimum SG is, but there was a past issue of Coral magazine that had an article about breeding SW mollies and guppies if you can find it.

    FWIW, I wouldn't count on feeding live foods out to a multiple predator tank...there will always be fishes that don't get their share, and may even become intimidated by the aggressive feeders...in this case, the ribbon eel.

    You really need to target feed each fish, which means you'll need to wean them once you get them eating for you, which is best done during QT to minimize distractions.

    I recommend using a "stealth stick", which you'll need to DIY:

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