Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 157
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fishyfishlover Amaze-ing
Well I first bought 2 ghost shrimp to be the "maids" in my small fish tank. They were so cool, I highly recommend them. Although it says they usually stay on the bottom mine would swim to the top of the tank for food. Mine never bothered my 3 neon tetras and were quite mellow. Mine did recently die but I think it was partly my fault, because I didn't have the air pump working. So a tip for this shrimp is have an air pump. One other thing is they can breed fairly fast, so be prepared. An other pro is you can see their organs and such ( so cool)! I realy love these shrimp!!!
November 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZachB Ghost shrimp
I got them today and I put them in my tank and they loved it. My beta was chasing them around but they were to fast. I think he will start to leave them alone because he did the same thing to my apple snails. Once they got in they started to clean.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by therandomkat "Ghostie"
I actually obtained this shrimp by accident. The woman who was trying to catch eight neon tetras that I requested must have accidentally caught him/her.
I'm not complaining, though. I had actually planned to purchase a shrimp for my aquarium in the future.
Our shrimp gets along fine with our male betta, eight neon tetras, two mollies, two platies, five corydoras, and snail in our twenty-six gallon. The younger children in our family have a blast trying to find "Ghostie". What a happy accident!
Sorry for the sideways picture!
August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by thesingingfish14 LOVE! love love love love love!!!!!!
Oh my god. These little guys are FANTASTIC. I just bought one and placed him in a 5 gallon aquarium with my male giant betta fish. I was scared my betta would kill him, so I placed a divider between the two.
I loved my shrimp. I named him Popeye. He was so much fun to watch, as he was constantly exploring his side of the tank, scavenging for food and climbing the stems of my anacharis.
Don't worry about their food. Have plenty of live plants for them to hide in. If the plants are the kind with lots of small leaves, such as water wisteria, he should be good eating the dead ones off. If you're worried, just drop in whatever your fish eats. Poke the pellet or flake so it will sink, and I guarantee that the shrimp will find it eventually. It's also very cool to watch them eat, as they use their little legs to push whatever food it is into their mouth, which is located somewhere on their chest.
I had Popeye for about a week when I went on vacation for eight days. We had a lady come over to take care of our pets (of which we have many). I told her the correct amount of food to place in the tanks and put my other betta, a regular half moon on the side of the tank with Popeye. I built a dense jungle of anacharis on the bottom of the tank for him. He retreated instantly inside. My fish tried to poke around down there, but soon gave up and started swimming about. I assured myself that Popeye would be fine.
When I came back from my trip, one of the first things I did, even though it was very late at night, was check on my two fish tanks. Even though I left Post-Its reminding the lady to turn the tank lights off at night and on in the morning, she had ignored them. One tank had so much algae on the glass I couldn't even see inside, and my betta tank had plenty of algae growth, but not as bad as the other. What was bad was poor Popeye's corpse. He had turned pink and bloated and was stuck on the glass above the water level, which had been reduced by at least half by evaporation. I checked the thermometer and realized that the overexposure to the lights had heated up the water past the range bettas enjoy, effectively cooking my shrimp and causing an explosion of algae.
Even though he didn't last long, I really liked my little Popeye. He was definitely helpful with my plants and was fun to watch. I'm still not sure if my betta contributed to his death or if it was just the terrible temperature, but I would recommend taking all measures possible in keeping these little shrimp away from predators, especially in tanks under 5 gallons.
These shrimp are meant to be feeders for fish such as cichlids, but they make an amazing addition to a lot of aquariums. They will help pay you back with their busy helping. Please treat them well, and be careful with their lives.
I messed up with poor Popeye, but I want to come back and purchase one or two more. To rescue them from cichlids, but also for their valuable help.
Thanks for reading!!
July 23, 2015