Can't Tell If Shrimp Is Pregnant.

Simon711

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Hello all! So I have 10 g 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 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?

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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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