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So, where do I start? I had a pregnant ghost shrimp that died a few weeks into being berried and I removed all her eggs and placed them into a breeding tank with a sponge filter and plants. Some of the eggs stayed a bright pink and a couple turned bright green. Are the eggs still viable? Also, does the tank need to be in darkness? Now, it is by a window with a lamp over it. Any help will be appreciated. TIA:fish-in-bowl:
 

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the shrimp wont live anyway,they need brackish water(fresh and salt water come together) to raise the young ghost shrimp.
 

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where are you buying the ghost shrimp from? most places dont take good care of them because they are mostly used as feeders.in fact i think you would rather be better off with amano shrimp.they cost about 3 bucks per shrimp,wont breed in freshwater and gets to about the same size as ghost shrimp,plus they will eat algae.
 

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I usually get them from Petsmart or the pet store. They are the only shrimp I see for sale besides the salt water ones lol
 

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well ask them to special order you some red cherry shrimp.they breed easy and are some easy shrimp to keep.in face they are often the first shrimp people get.
 

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welcome:) just so you know most stores will special order you something if you ask them to.
 

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Petco sells Red Cherries, but the ones near me in VA can't seem to get them in. If you are willing to spend $25-30 on them, try AquaBid.com. Some of them are outrageous shipping charges, but some are free shipping, so it comes to less than or equal to $1.50 per shrimp (I'm about to buy some from there, as I was recommended that site from someone else in the forums -- I'm going after the 20 berried ones for $25-30).
 
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