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Old 02-01-2013, 02:25 AM   #16
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Sexing fire red shrimp


I was also looking for the tails that points upward, except that they no longer point upward when they got home.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:39 AM   #17
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Where are you located? If you are near me you can have one of my pfr males. Not gunna ship though.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:30 AM   #18
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Thanks for the kind offer, I am just half way across the globe.

I think I'm going to go do more hunting later.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:56 AM   #19
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males would look a little like they're still juvies. and yes fire red/supreme reds/ painted whatever shrimp will have pretty solid offspring no matter what gender. though while they're young they might not have enough color. so dont really go by the rule about coloration though it does hold true for lower grades.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:52 PM   #20
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Forgive the blurry images. I don't have a good camera and used my iphone which is great for still pics but as soon anything moves (shrimp especially) the photos don't get as crisp.

I thought showing what my male and female fire shrimp look like. Here the male is in the forefront and a female happens to be in the background. Notice on the male the speckled/striped coloration and the upward curved tail as everyone was posting about. I imagine that higher the grade, the more colored the male gets but they will always be distinct from the females. The females just stand out, as the 2nd pic should show.

OK, here's the first pic with the male (and darker female in the background)


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here's the 2nd pic with just the female, notice how dark and rounded they are



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Thanks for the picture.

I got another batch today, and was told by the LFS they are of mixed gender, although they look mostly (if not all) females to me. I found a bag that has one with a skinnier body, though I am not sure if it is just a sub adult female. It is still very intense red though. It is acclimating as we speak and I'll post a picture later.
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looking forward to the pics. please do post them! congrats on the shrimp. they are very fun to watch
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Any males here?





This one is the "ugliest", though I think it is just a lower grade female.

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wow... tough call. may be the one nearest to the right on the 1st pic, but if it is a male, that is a really nice male. you must have some very high grade red's and while that is an enviable bonus, it makes for the sexing harder.

I would not worry too much however about identifying the males vs. the females. If you have 10+ or more shrimp, mathematically there has to be 1-2 males at least among them and you really only need 1 male to start having your colony grow. As soon as you see berried females (3-4 weeks time unless they came pregnant) you will know there is at least one male among the bunch

best of luck and enjoy your shrimp! they look fantastic!
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2 in the first pic look to be males to me the one on the top and the one on the left. i could be wrong though
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Center one on first pic looks fem. Other 2 male.
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wow... tough call. may be the one nearest to the right on the 1st pic, but if it is a male, that is a really nice male. you must have some very high grade red's and while that is an enviable bonus, it makes for the sexing harder.

I would not worry too much however about identifying the males vs. the females. If you have 10+ or more shrimp, mathematically there has to be 1-2 males at least among them and you really only need 1 male to start having your colony grow. As soon as you see berried females (3-4 weeks time unless they came pregnant) you will know there is at least one male among the bunch

best of luck and enjoy your shrimp! they look fantastic!
Thank you.

Here is what I have at the moment:

First batch - 5 female sakura (most already berried, 1 gave birth the next day, 2 died the next day)

Second batch - 4 female fire red (those shrimps in my original post)

Third batch - 10 adults + 2 babies sakura (supposedly mixed gender, but I think at most 1 or 2 adult is male, lower grade than the first 2 batches, but I got the whole bag just for that possible male in the bag LOL)

So now I have 17 adults and at least 3 juveniles, and at most only 1 or 2 adults are male. I could wait for the juveniles to grow up, which I should at least get some males, but I guess I am too impatient to wait for the extra month or two before the population boom (I hope).
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2 in the first pic look to be males to me the one on the top and the one on the left. i could be wrong though
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Center one on first pic looks fem. Other 2 male.
I certainly hope so, out of the 10 adults in this batch those 2 are most male looking. The rest are obvious female.

However, I think the one on the right has the possibility of being a female. The "horns" jutting out from the head is shorter like the female at the bottom. The one on the left has longer "horns" which to my non expert eye look more like the male head.

On the other hand, the one on the left is a bit fat for a male.
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