As some of you know i recently bought 9 shrimp only to learn that A) they are expensive betta snacks (lady at petco assured me the betta wouldnt be able to catch the shrimp), and B) filter type matters. So i was ultra excited when 1 of 3 remaining shrimp turned out to be a female! I need to make up for that money loss. Only a few days after seeing her saddled i found her pinned in the plastic on my water wheel bubbler spinning in circles because it came unjammed (i jammed it because every single 1 of my mystery snails tried to fit in the tiny window, got stuck, and their poor faces got whacked repeatedly with the wheel). When i saw her spinning i freaked out! But she was still alive and i was able to free her. Well that's when i noticed she wasnt saddled anymore and was berried! Trying to have good faith, i went on with my day. I haven't seen her for a couple of days, she could be hiding in the house. The other 2 have been hanging out in my floating plants for a day or 2 and i think they are both males but hard to tell since they are pretty solid red, my female was only redish and i could see the eggs thru the clear spots. I'm going to guess it takes a few weeks for the shrimp babies to develop. How does this work? I could Google it But i enjoy engaging here. Do they lay the eggs somewhere or do they hatch right out of the moms back end?