|07-18-2013 10:12 PM|
|Subtletanks91||Yeah I always see the males swimming around in there. There kinda graceful, swimming upside down on the floaters. It's peaceful to watch.|
|07-18-2013 10:09 PM|
|crice8||My males have alot less color than my females and seem to swim in the open water alot more whereas my females stay on the gravel or plants.|
|07-18-2013 09:56 PM|
|Subtletanks91||Yeah that's what I have been trying to explain but the word eluded me. I have males And females in there. Must have just been what ss and ravens gate had said with the females fighting off the males|
|07-18-2013 07:41 PM|
Here is an example of some random google image search
|07-18-2013 07:39 PM|
Females will have more rounded underbellies where the eggs are carried and males will be a bit smaller and look me streamlined underneath.
|07-18-2013 06:41 PM|
|Subtletanks91||So aside from the saddle, wich I can't see with my untrained shrimp eye haha, what's the sure fire way to determine sex, I thought there was a way to determine sex by the shape of the tail starting where the saddle is. One is more circular where the other is more narrow and straight?|
|07-18-2013 03:49 PM|
Just because they can find them doesn't mean they'll breed. Females can and DO fight off males. I've got a tank that's had stock in it for 7 months that not one shrimp has bred in. It happens. I've watched saddled females fend off suitors the entire few hours they are breedable and harden right back up with the saddle in tact (after so many times the saddle just reabsorbs).
As SS mentioned not all females have a stripe down their back. It's just part of coloration/pattern, not a true way to determine sex
|07-18-2013 03:12 PM|
|Soothing Shrimp||If you are talking neos, not all fems have the stripe on their back.|
|07-18-2013 06:44 AM|
I positive there are males, unless my females decided to not have the tell tale white stripe on there back. I've been thinking about getting some new males and females to put in the tank, but I'm a bit broke ATM. To many medical bills.
My tank is small e nought they shouldn't have any trouble finding the females to mate after they molt, and there are no predatory fish in the tank.
|07-17-2013 09:51 PM|
|ravensgate||Once you get used to it you can see the saddles just fine. The only shrimp I've never been able to see a saddle on was a BKK. And again, even if they are saddled a male has to find them after they molt (and this is a limited amount of time afterwards) before they get bred obviously. And you're sure you have males in there right?|
|07-17-2013 08:50 PM|
|Subtletanks91||Oh haha, no I even confused myself a little! I seen one saddled three days ago, but since most of my shrimp are so red or blue I can't see under the shell.|
|07-17-2013 08:24 PM|
UMmm, no, though I'm probably misunderstanding you since I ave no idea what you are talking about. LOL
That's a saddle
|07-17-2013 06:53 PM|
|Subtletanks91||By saddled you mean the pat of the shell that hangs down looks like and over shape on the tail, the yes all my females are saddled.|
|07-17-2013 04:17 PM|
|ravensgate||Are they even saddled? Are they molting? You aren't going to see berried shrimp if they aren't saddled. If they are saddled, molting fine and not berrying that's because the males aren't finding them. It happens.|
|07-17-2013 01:33 PM|
Shrimp I care for (cherry) aren't alway's berried but seem to do the deed in spurt's.
Give em more time,and keep water quality up to snuff.
Babies are tiny, and you could have more than you know among the plant's.
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