Can't Tell If Shrimp Is Pregnant.

  1. Simon711

    Simon711 Valued Member Member

    Hello all! So I have 10 g Walstad tank and one of the things in it were two sunkist orange shrimp. Just now I found one of them, the one i believed to be the male, dead in the powerhead grate. It is a super small power head so i'm not sure how it could have trapped him there. I tested my water and everything is at 0ppm. I put a piece of vegetable sleeve over the grate for now. I only have one shrimp left now and I'm wondering if I can tell if she is pregnant. I read that you can sometimes tell by if they have a saddle, but I am not sure. She does appear to have a white saddle like shape on her back. Do shrimp eggs only get fertilized once they are berried? Will I need to buy another shrimp?

    Thank you in advance!
  2. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    Pregnant shrimp will be "berried" and their eggs will be visible under their bellies. If she's not berried and you plan on breeding shrimp, you'll need another male
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