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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-09-2020, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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For 2 weeks, I didn't see any shrimp berried. I only saw their saddle.

Then, I saw a baby shrimp, it has no color. I can only saw 1 despite I looked at the tank for hours lol.

Then, it is gone for 2 days already. I can't find it anymore in the tank.

Is that really a baby shrimp from Bloody Mary? I saw on the internet, the baby has a yellow orange color. But the one in my tank had no color. Please see the attached pictures.

Also, is it really that my shrimp could give birth to only 1 shrimp?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-09-2020, 10:47 PM
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Its a baby shrimp for sure......if that helps. Looks like my baby neos. What it grows up to be is anyone's guess till it gets larger and colors up.

Oh and good luck finding and tracking all of them. Super tiny as u can see.

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Yes, it's possible for a female to carry only a few eggs. Some years ago, I ordered a group of YKK's. After a week or so, I had two extra shrimp that I don't recall having when I acclimated them into the tank... and that was on top of 2 extra I found that I wasn't supposed to have! I don't recall the exact amount that was shipped, but it was something like 15 shipped, 17 arrived, then I had 19.

If the parameters aren't right or there's not enough biofilm, the offspring could parish... or they just might be hiding.

And neos are born "colorless". (might not be colorless under a microscope though!)
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