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If I wanted to raise the babies would I have to keep them separate from the adults. My plan is to use a 4 gallon tank as a breeding tank, will that work.
 

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Palaemonetes in the Palaemonidae famliy mainly eat ditritus on the bottom, however they will eat smaller shrimp(including their babies) if given a chance. They are very vulnerable while molting which is about every 2 months. Removing the young to a seperate tank is reccomended. They can be agressive towards other Palaemonetes. A good rule of thumb is 1 shrimp per gal and have proper caves/rocks for them to hide while molting. This rule of thumb takes into consideration the actual dimensions of the floor space provided by any given tank. btw, i love ghost shrimp. I have a bunch in my 20gal. They will also eat snail eggs, so if you get an infestation of pond snails you can add ghost shrimp to keep their numbers in check.:) good luck...
 
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