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Question Should I be worried?

I have a small but thriving colony of RCS. Today I noticed one of my berried females looks like she is carrying black berries when viewed from the rear. Usually the berries look whitish from that angle. I can't see them from the side since her shell is pretty opaque. Can they have the babies die and rot while carrying them? My best magnifyer is only 5X so I can't get her big enough to really see anything.

Or am I concerned over nothing? I just have never seen this before.

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No, RCS usually carry yellow or green egg's but I've had one or two carry dark eggs to term with no problems.

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No, RCS usually carry yellow or green egg's but I've had one or two carry dark eggs to term with no problems.
+1 I'm always amazed at how the shrimp turn out compared to the color of the eggs they carry.
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Let nature unfold itself.. unless you see that shes doing unwell.

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No, RCS usually carry yellow or green egg's but I've had one or two carry dark eggs to term with no problems.
Thanks. Were the shrimplets any different in color? Mama is one of my deepest reds so maybe these will be deep red too?

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Let nature unfold itself.. unless you see that shes doing unwell.
Agreed. Best thing to do would be to just sit back and see what happens. For now I wouldn't be concerned if she looks fine
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Thanks everyone! Right now she seems just as carefree and happy as the rest of the herd.

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