View Full Version : sexing ghost shrimp

01-17-2011, 02:22 AM
Is it possible? If so how?

01-17-2011, 02:25 AM
When females have eggs, you can see them.

01-17-2011, 02:37 AM
Before the eggs develop, the females will usually develop a "saddle". It's the saddle shapped ovary just behind the abdomen. It's triangular and usually greenish in ghost shrimp.

01-17-2011, 02:44 AM
Thanks.. I apparently have 3 females and 1 male. Wow my tanks go explode soon.

01-17-2011, 12:43 PM
Not if you have fish in it. Ghosts can reproduce in softwater, but have a planktonic stage. Most larvae get eaten before they mature and that assuming you have enought plankton in your tank to grow them in the first place.

01-17-2011, 03:39 PM
Don't worry. The first clutch of eggs I see and there all goin in a breeder. That is assuming I can catch them. I'll work something out about the plankton later since I', sure there not goin at it now.