View Full Version : Female Shrimp?

04-12-2016, 08:39 PM

My mom has 5 ghost shrimp in her tank that were added 2-3 weeks ago. We were wondering if one of the shrimp was female, as it is bigger than 3 of the other shrimp.

Here is a pictures of the shrimp, taken on full zoom with my cell phone:http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160412/9ea0fc8c1b25dc130d75d2755d6a83bd.jpg

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04-12-2016, 09:17 PM
could be, I know that with cherry shrimp, the tails are broader and the female shrimp have the 'stockier bodies'. Males are supposed to have the more slender bodies.

04-12-2016, 11:45 PM
Ghost shrimp do not easily reproduce in our home aquariums as they deliver a larva type offspring which required very extreme food to survive. Sorry. The Red cherry shrimp family will reproduce tiny offspring which will have no problem surviving on algae as long as predators are kept away.

04-13-2016, 12:35 AM
Thanks, I only knew about the Cherry shrimp. You provided the information that I lacked.

04-13-2016, 01:42 AM
could be a female, my female was twice the size of the male and if the top mass inside her behind her eyes is greenish and not food, then it could be the beginning of eggs. It goes from that, to eggs in her bottom swimmers. Then when she releases them, she's empty for like a day or two and bam, green mass in her head again. They waste NO time lol.

04-13-2016, 03:34 AM
It looks as though she already has a sack of eggs and they seem to be clear already meaning they have been fertilized.