The Ghost Shrimp body is transparent, and orange to yellow colored spot is visible in the center of the tail. The body is segmented and features ten sets of legs. The first four sets have tiny claws that aid the shrimp in feeding. Ghost Shrimp are relatively small invertebrates, reaching a maximum size of only 2".
An established freshwater aquarium of at least 10 gallons with plenty of hiding places and a mature substrate is the ideal setup for the Ghost Shrimp. It should be housed with small peaceful fish that will not pose a threat of eating these shrimp.
Ghost shrimp will readily breed in the aquarium if kept in large enough groups. The female carries the eggs, which appear as small green dots under the tail. If interested in raising the shrimp, remove the female to a different aquarium until the shrimp hatch. At that point, return the female back to the main aquarium and feed the baby shrimp newly hatched brine shrimp, rotifers, or suitable liquid food.
Ghost shrimp are an excellent food source for many types of both freshwater and saltwater fish. They are great for getting hard to feed fish such as seahorses, lionfish, grunts, and newly born sharks to begin feeding.
The Ghost Shrimp are omnivores and will consume algae, detritus and leftover food. If insufficient food is present, supplement with a quality flake food or pellet.