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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Shrimp behavior question

So my shrimp tank is really doing well. Have at least two different ages of babies growing out already, tons of saddled females...

This morning a big saddled female was swimming around the tank with what I'm assuming was a male (smaller, no saddle, but adult) clinging to her back. Is this how egg fertilization happens? Was that berrying in the making or something else?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 03:49 PM
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heh Perhaps trying to berry an unwilling fem. Males have to be belly to belly to transfer the sperm sack.

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Juvenile males often know they are supposed to do SOMETHING but not sure what or how....and they first attempt it by grabbing onto a females back like she's a dang bucking bull or something. LOL. They figure it out eventually! But like SS said, it's belly to belly contact where the magic happens. heehee
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I thought it seemed like it wouldn't be very effective that way, but was all I could think of. Poor male, and she was zipping around like she was annoyed. :P
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Like most of the human population.

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