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Ghost shrimp


Family: Palaeomonidae
Genus & Species: Paleomonetes sp.
Common Name: Ghost Shrimp, Glass Shrimp
Size: Maximum 1" 1/2 (3.8cm)
Habitat: North America: Southern areas where the water temperature does not fall below 50°F.
Min Tank Size: Preferably 10 gallon.
Diet: Vegetable tablets, shrimp pellets, live, or flake food.
Behavior: Scavengers.
Water: Ph 6.5-8.0, Temperature 70°F-81°F (21°- 27°C), Hardness Soft to medium. KH 3-10.
Care: Easy, very sensitive to ammonia, Low filtration, lots of hiding places.
Communities: Small fish communities, or species only.
Suitability: Intermediate.

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