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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Help Me Sex My RCS Please?

I got 5 rcs about 4 days ago and still cant quiet determine the sexes yet. Im afraid I might be stuck with all females but hopefully some of you will put me out of my doubt.
Shrimp 1(I think Female)


Shrimp 2

Shrimp 3(Sorry fir the low lighting but color is a little lighter than shrimp 2)

Shrimp 4


Shrimp 5


Both shrimp 1 and 5 have that strip down the body and I have read that only occurs with females and the others look too red to be a male but Im no expert so Ill let you guys help me out.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 01:31 AM
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In the pics all look fem to me.

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In the pics all look fem to me.
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All are female. Even though #5 may seem to have a slightly concave belly, it is impossible for it to be a male because it has a visible saddle -- and males obviously have no ovaries.

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Now all you need is one male and he will be a happy camper and you will be over run with RCS

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for clearing that up for me! Now to go find one lucky shrimp stud!
If any of you guys have one for sale please shoot me a PM.
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Yep, that is no doubt a FEMALE....

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shrimp 2 and shrimp 4 look male to me
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 05:35 AM
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Shrimp #2 has a visible saddle so that rules out that one and #4 has a slightly convex underbelly so it is most likely a female.
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Shrimp #2 has a visible saddle so that rules out that one and #4 has a slightly convex underbelly so it is most likely a female.
Four also has a saddle.

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