Ghost Shrimp
Paleomonetes paludosus

Care Level

Low

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

2" - 5"

Minimum Tank Size

10 gallon

Color

Black, Clear

Diet

Herbivore

Water Conditions

Neutral (6.5-7.5 pH), Intermediate Water Hardness (4+ dKH), 68 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Ghost Shrimp (Paleomonetes paludosus) occupy the densely vegetated lakes, and rivers of eastern North America. Although the Ghost Shrimp are largely found in freshwater systems, they have also been found in brackish bodies of water. The Ghost Shrimp are primarily used as a feeder for any carnivorous aquarium species, but they are also valuable when utilized to consume, and limit, algal growth. The Ghost Shrimp will live several years in captivity, and reach a length just over two inches.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Neutral (6.5-7.5 pH), Intermediate Water Hardness (4+ dKH)

Aquarium Diet (Herbivorous): Daphnia, Spirulina, Algae Wafer, and Boiled Cucumber

Compatibility: The Ghost Shrimp (Paleomonetes paludosus) are typically compatible with Danio, Rasbora, Hillstream Loach, Kuhli Loach, Badis, Pencilfish, Hatchetfish, Corydoras, and smaller species of Tetra.