Common Name(s)
Ghost shrimp, grass shrimp, glass shrimp
Scientific Name
Palaemonetes sp.
Family
Palaemonidae
Origin
United States
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
1-2 inches
Minimum Tank Size
2.5 gallons
Tank Setup
Nothing in particular, but they look best in a tank with a black background and substrate.
Tank Region
Bottom
Diet
They will eat fish poop, detritus, and sometimes will graze on algae, but don't count on them for algae cleanup. They eat leftover fish food and shrimp pellets.
Breeding
All species are easy to breed, it's just the raising of the larvae that can be difficult. Some species, which are not common, may need brackish water to survive. The most common species of ghost shrimp's larvae need lots of plant matter, infusoria, to survive. It's best if you move the larvae to another tank so they will not be eaten.
Compatibility
Unless you want them to be eaten, keep with small fish.
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 68-82 Fahrenheit
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They're often confused with whisker shrimp, which have long claws and will eat fish. When you buy them don't be surprised if they die right away, as they are often sold as feeders and so are sick when bought. They can live 1-2 years.