RCS breeding behavior
This question goes out to all you shrimp keepers - Have you ever witnessed your shrimp mating? I ask because yesterday I "rescued" a female who I noticed has an injury(exoskeleton shows a flare up near the head) and I saw other shrimp swarming her and "attacking" her. I scooped her up since she seemed in great health, other than the perceived injury, and put her in a breeder net in the tank. This morning, she's berried! So I'm thinking, perhaps it was males swarming her to do the deed instead of them trying to eat her. When I "rescued" her, there were three male shrimp on her. The other females showed zero interest, which is another reason I thought perhaps this was mating behavior.
Shrimp have successfully bred in this tank previously, I've just never seen the females getting knocked up. Lol