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Berried RCS are there eyes in the eggs?

Saw a berried RCS at petco, had to get it. My question is how far along are the eggs? I'm worried she'll molt soon with the water conditions changing in the move. Pictures incoming! Thanks for any assistance you can give!
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If you can see eyes, they're close to hatching. Days, not weeks. Generally 2-3, depending upon conditions.


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Well, how'd it go, @frogmanjared? Any shrimplets zooming around?
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I also want to comment that your yellow shrimp might the the yellowest I've ever seen! She's a banana!
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Well, how'd it go, @frogmanjared? Any shrimplets zooming around?
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I also want to comment that your yellow shrimp might the the yellowest I've ever seen! She's a banana!
I bought some fish from petco... and I saw a yellow shrimp in my tank my next water change... free is the best! Sadly, she dropped every clutch she ever tried to carry Same with my original colony of RCS I bought for this tank.

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Sadly, there were no eyes in the eggs, it was just my imagination! I noticed she had no eggs two days ago, and its been my first day off since then. An hour or so of stalking my tank like a hawk, I noticed something zoom across and land on something dark. It will be impossible to guess how many there are since about 1/4 of the sand is covered in subwasstertang! I guess the length around 2mm at less than 3 days old. The two female RCS are saddled, and close to molting, so I'm hoping for some berries soon!




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Congrats,

FYI much easier to spot the babies after lights out, use a small light (cell phone, pen light, small flashlight....). Atleast thats the easiest way I have come to find baby anything in my tanks.


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They are small and fast
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Good news I guess... I had only seen two at a time once when they were first hatched. For the past weeks I've only seen one. Now that they are closer to 1/4" I saw 3 at a time. A little sad there aren't more, but hopefully one is a male. The males I have are infertile. I'm not sure if I give up on shrimp or not.



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How do you know you have an infertile male shrimp?
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How do you know you have an infertile male shrimp?

I've never had a berried shrimp in this tank. Maybe they are fertile, but the females drop. I thought with that one female I got from petco that she would berry fine. But she molted and dropped just like the others. I put the eggs in my diy tumbler, but they disintegrated by the next day, infertile. That's my guess. I've had luck with RCS before, so maybe its just this tank. I think I might be done trying and just let these live out their lives, turn it into a CPD tank. There's been 100% fry survival!



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I've had females not berry up for several months... and no, not just because it was winter.... they haven't berried up at other times as well.

If you are sure you have males and females then I would guess it's something else.
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