Berried shrimp?

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Berried shrimp?

Post by JoanToBa » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:53 am

So I have this lil’ 1.65 gallon tank with 10 shrimp in it and 2 or 3 of them have appeared to have this small dark spots inside them, what are those?
Help please
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Re: Berried shrimp?

Post by JoanToBa » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:02 pm

Wait, there are more, maybe even 5

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Re: Berried shrimp?

Post by SuperProofer » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:13 pm

I don't think it's a definitive system, but I think typically the ones with the spots like that are female. But being berried looks totally different. See this page:

https://www.petshrimp.com/shop/

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Re: Berried shrimp?

Post by MrsT » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:35 pm

Pic.blurry but pic.1 & 3 looks like eggs aka ovary.
She has to go through few times of shedding skin, then her pleopods/swimmerets area becomes wider enough for her to carry the eggs.
After the mating , eggs from her ovary will slowly descend down to her swimmerets internally.

Here's the anatomy of supershrimp/micro lobster
http://www.fukubonsai.com/m-l2a1.html

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Re: Berried shrimp?

Post by JoanToBa » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:57 am

Tanks MrsT!

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Re: Berried shrimp?

Post by MrsT » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:55 pm

You are welcome :)

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