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Are these males?

Hi everyone,

I'm having a hard time telling if these are males. Females are easier for me tell. Could you please help? I think the red (is it red-brown or closer to WT?) is a female, hoping the blue and yellow are males.

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They all appear to be females to me.... saddles and skirts.

The first(?) yellow shrimp seems to have "rust spot disease" which may be a concern. Have heard oregano oil can help treat it. The blue one also looks kind of milky... hoping it's the camera and not actually milky in coloration! (aka opaque)
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They all appear to be females to me.... saddles and skirts.

The first(?) yellow shrimp seems to have "rust spot disease" which may be a concern. Have heard oregano oil can help treat it. The blue one also looks kind of milky... hoping it's the camera and not actually milky in coloration! (aka opaque)
Thanks! Could you help me see the saddle on the Blue and Yellow? Aren't those stomachs?

Thanks for pointing out the disease! I'll quarantine and figure it out.
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The stomach is actually located in the head region...

The "saddle" is the same area on the yellow as it is on the red... although it might not currently be filled with eggs. She still has a rounded 'skirt' (the scales that cover the pleopods aka swimmerettes) where-as males would be smaller and more "streamlined" in shape. (not as rounded in the pleopod area)
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