In this article we’ll show you , everything you should know about the Ghost-Crystal Shrimps, which needs special care when maintained in captivity.
Ghost – Crystal Shrimps
As I mentioned above, there are many people who like Ghost Shrimps, and enjoy having them at home, but they don´t know how to take care of these creatures, in order to have them without complications. In this article, I´ll give you useful tips .
So you can give your new pet the life he deserves , after being moved from his natural habitat, and getting adapted to new situations. Therefore, you have to do it as good as possible.
This shrimp is a freshwater animal and is one of the most interesting species, that people can have at home as a pet.
They are visually similar to the jumbo shrimp, though this is not transparent. The most outstanding characteristic of Ghost Shrimps, is the transparency of their bodies , and in the case of females, the eggs are easy to see when they are in the stage of reproduction, , which make this species even more interesting. If you want to have an idea of this quality look in the following picture
As you can see, there are small balls in their womb, which are not actually «balls», but offspring inside of them, and this is the best way to differentiate a female from a male, when she is on reproduction stage.
Their natural habitat are freshwaters, or more humid places. Now that we talked a little bit about Ghost Shrimps, it is necessary to go to the main topic of this article….
It is not necessary to have a large aquarium to maintain Crystal Shrimps in good conditions, a small one of 3 liters of water will be enough. But keep in mind that these shrimps tend to be aggressive when they become adults, so you might need to change the size of the tank, for a bigger one.
The aquarium must have a filter,( as you can see in the picture,) which is useful for cleaning purposes, and to guarantee a good life to your pets’ house.
Ghost shrimps also need an aerator, but don’t panic, since it is usually quite affordable, you can get in cheap prices, remember that the most important aspect , is to ensure a good life your new aquatic pet.
The ideal temperature, so they can live happy and peacefully, would be of 20 to 28 degrees, precautions should be taken in order to keep the small Aquarium, in this temperature range.
Since the natural habitat of Ghost-Crystal Shrimps, is mostly located in deep places, it is a good idea to put a lot of sand or gravel in your tank, to help shrimps to feed better since they wait for waste or food to fall , and hence be able to eat them.
Feeding Ghost Shrimps
You should always keep in mind, that you must feed them at least two times a day, because they eat very fast, and they tend to do it in just a few minutes; therefore you must drop a big portion of food in the tank, so they’ll just have to wait and eat it calmly.
You should also use many aquatic plants in the Aquarium, as well as sand or gravel, as you appreciate in the pictures that have been placed throughout the article. Ghost shrimps are always surrounded by many of them, so this is a really important point.
You can have others fish to make company to your Ghost-Crystal Shrimps, but try to keep the small ones away, because they don´t have enough abilities to survive.
It is important to know that ghost shrimps don´t live for a long time, 2 years at most.