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Old 03-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Shrimp eggs


I am a newbie with shrimp! Do they berry up without mating, or only after mating? I mean, do they lay unfertilized eggs, like a chicken, or only fertilized eggs?
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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You will see females carry eggs when they mate only. You will notice their little yellow saddle in their back will disappear then soon eggs will show up. I do not think they ever lay without fertilization, they just carry them in their ovary until they mate. After eggs appear I believe it will be 2-3 weeks until they hatch.

You should ask your shrimp questions over in the invert section of the board.
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Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:09 AM   #4
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In some occasions, they will have unfertilized eggs, as mine did 3 weeks ago, and they end up dropping them.
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That may be what happened here too! I don't see anything tiny yet! But that doesn't mean they aren't lurking in the moss!
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