Ghost Shrimp, also known as Glass Shrimp, are a relatively small invertebrate only reaching a maximum size of 1". Their bodies are transparent, and an orange to yellow colored spot is visible in the center of the tail. The body is segmented, and features ten sets of legs. The first four sets have tiny claws that aid the shrimp in feeding.
An established freshwater aquarium of at least 10 gallons ( 68-85 F, pH 6.5-8.0)with plenty of hiding places and a mature substrate are the ideal setup for the Ghost Shrimp. It should be housed with small peaceful fish that will not pose a threat of eating these shrimp.
Ghost shrimp will readily breed in the aquarium if kept in large enough groups. The female carries the eggs, which appear as small black dots under the tail. If interested in raising the shrimp, remove the female to a different aquarium until the shrimp hatch. At that point, return the female back to the main aquarium and feed the baby shrimp newly hatched brine shrimp, rotifers, or a suitable liquid food.
Ghost shrimp are an excellent food source for many types of both freshwater and saltwater fish. They are great for getting hard to feed fish such as seahorses, lionfish Grunts and newly born sharks to begin feeding.
The Ghost shrimp are omnivores that will consume algae, detritus and left over food. If insufficient food is present, supplement with a quality flake food or pellet.
ok but if i was going to keep then in like a bed room would there be a certain tempurature i should keep them at? or will they be fine at room temp. i also would like to know if i should get a filter or what kind of other fish would be fine with them...and not eat them
mudtrails post says 68-85F which should be any conceivable room temp. I think most fish that cant fit them in their mouth will be fine tank mates. They can make really fast sudden movements and my fish seemed to start ignoring them after awhile.
Ive kept them with a smaller goldfish(2.5") and platies.. goldfish will eat them once they get big enough too though.
and mine seem to thouroughly enjoy any flake food that they can get their hands(err.. claws) on.