Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #432
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #432
From: "Michael A. Rodgers" <rodgers at direct_ca>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 17:33:38 +0000
Comments: Authenticated sender is <rodgers at direct_ca>
In-reply-to: <199701062039.PAA08231 at looney_actwin.com>
> From: "WebServices " <RAshman at msn_com>
> Date: Mon, 6 Jan 97 07:21:54 UT
> Subject: Ghost Shrimp
> I found on a pet supply place (www.ggfx.com) a VERY wide variety of live
> foods... Everyone might want to check it out. A question: they have ghost
> shrimp for sale, approximately 400-500 per "portion". Would it be o.k. to add some
> of these guys to my tank? What would they do? Bad good?
I am thoroughly enjoying my dozen ghost shrimp in my 33 gal
freshwater plant tank. They are very industrious scavangers, and
certainly do eat some algae. An interesting aspect of them is that
whatever they have eaten appears, apparently in their stomachs, up
behind their heads! The colour is quite dramatic.
They also seem to attack Malysian Trumpet snails, or at least, they
are certainly adroit at cleaning out the shells of dead ones. They
also are amazingly quick at catching and eating live brine shrimp.
All in all, a fascinating addition to the ecosystem in my tank.
Rev. Michael A. Rodgers Is there intelligent life
Benediction Lutheran Church on other planets . . .
Tsawwassen, British Columbia Or are they just like us?
rodgers at direct_ca