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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-11-2018, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Shrimp Gender Opinion

I'm looking for a second opinion on whether this shrimp is a male or not:





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I would definitely say yes to being a male

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See if you can get a picture from directly above him

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I'm going to be different and say I think it might be a young female.
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That's why I wanted him to try to get a picture from the top. So I can look for a saddle
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I'm going to be different and say I think it might be a young female.
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That's why I wanted him to try to get a picture from the top. So I can look for a saddle

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In my eyes, theres a saddle already in the picture...imma call it a young female also.

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The reason I ask is because I bought 15 yellow golden back shrimp about 3 weeks ago. Within days all of them started developing saddles except for two shrimp. However, none of them are berried yet, so I'm trying to figure out if those two that don't have obvious saddles are males and I just have to wait longer for the females to be berried or if maybe I don't have any males at all.

BTW, here a few pics of the other shrimp that might be a male:





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Hopefully you do have at least one male, but I can't help but wonder if you were unlucky and got 15 females! Usually 10 is guaranteed getting males and females but at 15? Sounds like bad luck!
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My guess is female. I'm sure you'll have a male unless you sat and selected all the large ones
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