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Old 12-24-2010, 04:06 PM   #1
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Are my RCS berried?

So in my 2.5 planted nano, I have about 8 RCS. I have had them today for one month and seven days. So about a week ago, maybe a little more, a shrimp (one of my biggest) molted, and has been fanning her ventral area. But I do not see eggs. Same thing with another shrimp. Both are very red with a lighter stripe across their backs. But I don't see eggs. Oh, and both were saddled before this. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

So if they're not berried, what happened to their saddles? And they're fanning like they have eggs... Hmm.
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:14 PM   #2
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you'd definitely see the eggs.
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:21 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by J-P View Post
you'd definitely see the eggs.
Yeah it's hard to miss. The eges are a nice yellow color.
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:47 PM   #4
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Yep, pretty obvious like so:

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Old 12-25-2010, 06:52 AM   #5
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They will fan regardless if there are eggs or not.
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:21 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by gordonrichards View Post
They will fan regardless if there are eggs or not.

They may have tried to fertilize the eggs and then dropped them if you no longer see saddles. I haven't come across that particular scenario, but I can't see another way they aren't berried yet don't have saddles.

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