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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Wink Shrimp sexing

I bought five RCS about a month ago. At first I thought I had two males because I read the males were clear and small, but yesterda I noticed one of my "males" is saddled. My other "male" is not clear anymore, but is very small compared to the other shrimp and has white thing inside his body. I tried to take a picture, but I can't see him at the moment I will try to upload later. I used to think my shrimp didn't breed because they were still adapting, but now I think I don't have any males and thats the reason why they won't breed.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 08:23 PM
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pics would help but if all you got was 5 to start with it is possible to get all the same sex.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 09:38 PM
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females grow way larger that how let them apart.

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You might have gotten juveniles that colored up over time.I sex mines by seeing which are more bolder in color, size (females are larger), and the curve of the underbelly. Males are also thinner in the back, but all of these things require time as they age because there are always late-bloomers.
That's the good thing about Neos, they are easy to sex. xD

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