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Is fatty preggers??? (Red shrimp) #1
hi all,
One of the red shrimp in the aquarium looks a bit chubbier and has a distinct light coloured mass in her abdomen.

Could someone please have a look at the pic and tell me if it is a pregnancy? It's probably a bit rude to ask directly.

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Re: Is fatty preggers??? (Red shrimp) #2
Looks like it. Congratulations
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Re: Is fatty preggers??? (Red shrimp) #3
She is berried :) What I have been told once, shrimp aren't pregnant, shrimp get berried.
Congratulations, baby shrimps in order :D
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Re: Is fatty preggers??? (Red shrimp) #4
OMG! Thank you so much for that. Almost all the shrimp looked like that about two months ago, and I paid no attention.

There were no larvae or little babies, I figured it was just my imagination. Probably, there weren't any courtesy of the filter and a spot of infanticide by all the tetras in the tank.

I will have a read up on how to look after the shrimp.

She is isnt fat anymore, just "radiant" or "glowing" I guess.
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Re: Is fatty preggers??? (Red shrimp) #5
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OMG! Thank you so much for that. Almost all the shrimp looked like that about two months ago, and I paid no attention.

There were no larvae or little babies, I figured it was just my imagination. Probably, there weren't any courtesy of the filter and a spot of infanticide by all the tetras in the tank.

I will have a read up on how to look after the shrimp.

She is isnt fat anymore, just "radiant" or "glowing" I guess.

Cherry shrimp don't have the larval stage, their eggs just hatch into this white,clearish minature copies of the adults and if she is not carrying eggs anymore it means the babies are just hiding somewhere and when they're ready they'll come out :)