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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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sex my CBS for me?

I think I've got some females and maybe one male, but I'm not sure I'm right and there've been no berries yet, so I want to see what you guys think.
I'm currently setting up a tank just for them and if I can get them to breed and babies to survive, want to try a few TBs, but I have to make sure I've got males and females to get this party started!

Sorry for the not great iphone pics, hopefully you can see the shape:

Here is Shrimp #1 & #2:


Shrimp #3:


Shrimp #4:


Shrimp #5:


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Both females.
The first two? I think so too. What about the other 3? I am keeping my fingers crossed that the consensus is that one is a male, but I'm totally not sure. I think I may have to hunt one down!
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Re: sex my CBS for me?

Wait a month or so and see if any of them berry. Then you know that you have Addy least one male.

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Wait a month or so and see if any of them berry. Then you know that you have Addy least one male.

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Very good suggestion! It has been about that or a little over, quite a few molts and no berries. So I'm starting to think I may need to hunt down a male. Anyone think they see a male in there?
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They all looked like the same shrimp, sorry my bad lol.

#3 could be a male, cant really tell 100% from the pic quality and angle.
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3 and 4 both look like old males
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3 and 4 both look like old males
I don't think they're very old. I just got them about a month ago and they seem to be not quite full grown.
I think the #4 guy is about to molt though, he's usually super white but has been getting stripey clear the last few days.
But I'm glad to know you see some possible males! You look at alot more shrimp than I do
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I only said old because of the color.

If they're young they could be female. Hard to tell if they're not breeding age.

They looked full grown to me, must be a trick of the camera
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I only said old because of the color.

If they're young they could be female. Hard to tell if they're not breeding age.

They looked full grown to me, must be a trick of the camera
You're not off base. I think they're very close to full grown. They look it to me now too. They just came to me smaller and have grown a lot in the last month.
I'm hoping that at least one of those guys is male
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