Help me learn to cull red shrimp

SanDiegoRedneck

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Ok so I have about 100 red cherry and lots of big dark pregnant mommies.

Now with culling I know the males carry less color so you dont want to remove all males.

I clearly know when a female is saddles or buried. How much earlier can you tell?

How soon do they get saddles?

I read males have v shaped underside where females are rounder?

Any tips would be helpful.

Here are pictures of what I think are my darkest males, I have some very clear.

Are these males or are my pictures too crappy
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SanDiegoRedneck said:
Ok so I have about 100 red cherry and lots of big dark pregnant mommies.

Now with culling I know the males carry less color so you dont want to remove all males.

I clearly know when a female is saddles or buried. How much earlier can you tell?

How soon do they get saddles?

I read males have v shaped underside where females are rounder?

Any tips would be helpful.

Here are pictures of what I think are my darkest males, I have some very clear.

Are these males or are my pictures too crappy
20200710_190910.jpg

20200710_191006.jpg

20200710_191216.jpg
Yes, you are correct! In the last picture, the one on the left is a female. I don't cull, I just love whatever comes up.
Also you can cull based on color, obviously culling the lighter ones. Maybe someone else can help you grade? You can always give away or sell the unwanted shrimp.
 

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Also, the shrimpies get saddles when they are ready to breed. They live around one year, so I would say around six months or less. I keep my shrimpies cooler, so they live longer.
 
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Also, the shrimpies get saddles when they are ready to breed. They live around one year, so I would say around six months or less. I keep my shrimpies cooler, so they live longer.
Thanks. Yea I run 75ish in summer and 68 70 in winter
 

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