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Are my shrimp bearing eggs??? #1
hi peeps i was wondering if someone could confirm if my shrimp are BOTH bearing eggs... i only noticed this on friday when one of my shrimp went into hiding, shed and boom what look to be the picture below (this is taken from a website but shrimp both look like this)

Are they heamaphrodites? as both have eggs

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I heard that the eggs are bright green but atm mo mine are white, is this due to being in the early stages of bearing eggs..

the if they are eggs i can assure the are where they are supposed to be (as shown in picture)

Please help...

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Re: Are my shrimp bearing eggs??? #2
Shrimp females will bear eggs regardless of the presence of a male. If they both have eggs you have two males and they wont be fertilised.
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Re: Are my shrimp bearing eggs??? #3
okey dokes.... that would explain them not going a green shade...

Hmmm would have like to see if i could have bred them..

Oh well theys always next time...

cheers for the that eagle it much apprciated

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Re: Are my shrimp bearing eggs??? #4
sorry to steal the thread felixflame but now im confused I have two shrimp both bearing green eggs does this mean I have two females? lol.

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Re: Are my shrimp bearing eggs??? #5
you aint stealing the thread... lol

see that even stumps me!... They are supposed to be green if theyre fertilised... but im still thinking if they are haemaphrodites?

This is all confusing

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Re: Are my shrimp bearing eggs??? #6
lol you see ive read somewhere that they are the same sex, because my two have had green eggs before but i never saw them as they must of laid them at night and theyd got eaten. So now im confused lol somebody help confused me and you

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Re: Are my shrimp bearing eggs??? #7
Well I'll just throw this into the mix, I've got 1 cleaner shrimp and 1 fire shrimp. The cleaner regularly has green eggs
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Re: Are my shrimp bearing eggs??? #8
Grrrr

They must be unfertilised.... i cant find any info that really explaines in depth, only info on how to rear the offspring...

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Re: Are my shrimp bearing eggs??? #9
I'll throw something into the mix as well. Ive had 2 shrimps that has green eggs and I've saw some babies shrimps floating dead as I believe most of them get eating once they're alive. Also when you clean out the filter you'll see some babies shrimps alive. they need to be in a specialise tank for them only. Have to feed them on rotifer food which is soooo tiny for some weeks before you can start on flakes etc.HTH

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Re: Are my shrimp bearing eggs??? #10
I have a pair of pepermint shrimp, I know they're not hermaphradite and neither are the amano shrimp but I cant say for certain about others.
The pepermint have already bred. Since adding them to the tank only the smaller of the two has been seen and I've not seen it with eggs so I'm guessing the big one is the female. I've seen babies in the sump though so definately a pair. It would be nice to see them grow, but pretty unlikely.