Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Female Shrimp?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    218

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Your first fish. We all need one. - Strider199   Good job on your cycle! - Slaphppy7   Congrats on your shrimp - Silbar   

    Default Female Shrimp?


    0 Not allowed!
    Hi!

    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:

    First 15 Gallon Tank Planted....Journal
    My Blog....Blog

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Northern KY
    Posts
    1,343

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    No Message - Cory Catfish   ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶ - korith   you need some more fish :) - Vip3r   have a ram... - Vip3r   and a salvini - Vip3r   

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    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.

    5.0 Gallon Tank = planted with jungle val



  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,757

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1   and gift - mommy1   Thanks for the rep - Cliff   Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff   Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Strider199   

    Default


    3 Not allowed!
    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.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Northern KY
    Posts
    1,343

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    No Message - Cory Catfish   ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶ - korith   you need some more fish :) - Vip3r   have a ram... - Vip3r   and a salvini - Vip3r   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks, I only knew about the Cherry shrimp. You provided the information that I lacked.

    5.0 Gallon Tank = planted with jungle val



  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    263

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    For your patience with a fish-in cycle. - Slaphppy7   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    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.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Alachua, Fl
    Posts
    72

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    It looks as though she already has a sack of eggs and they seem to be clear already meaning they have been fertilized.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •