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
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)
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
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
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.