Gina (Green Acres Organics) and I were talking this morning and she mentioned Friendly Aquaponics using Gammarus as a great addition to raft tanks.. I was just researching suppliers and found out our local tilapia supplier has something commonly called grass, glass or ghost shrimp.
According to this link, sounds like it would do similar thing in clearing out dead stuff and adding to a more natural ecosystem, possible adding more nutrients?
They grow to about 1" in size and are clear..hence the name.
Has anyone used these in their raft systems?
They don't care
Where did you get them Albert? Are they difficult to cultivate?
I have some malaysian prawns in my raft system... about 10 inches long. i had 5, now down to 2...
interesting..thanks for the info
clay hartwig said:
funny you shoud mention, i just made a new topic in the forum regarding this. i know the shrimp you are talking about. if you go to any cannal in s florida ( probably other places too) walk out into the shallow area ( crock alert) and ram a noodle strainer under the weeds and grass at the edge and lift you will have quite a few of those shrimp. they love to hide in rooty warm calm areas. tilapia wont eat them but perch, oscars, cats and bass think they are candy. Had a bas in a tank and thats how i fed him.