New Shrimp Molt

BillynJennifer

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When we add new shrimp, they nearly always start molting shortly after. With this molt, will the females go into egg mode?
 

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Not always it depends on their age,if under 3months it's a natural moult as they are not sexually mature until then,you will see the saddle if they are ready to breed. if it's a moult being forced by bad acclimation I can't answer theres limited information on this and forced moults can sometimes lead to deaths, my personal opinion is they don't breed after a forced moult, if they did someone would have written a paper on it and how it's done,
 
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Not always it depends on their age,if under 3months it's a natural moult as they are not sexually mature until then,you will see the saddle if they are ready to breed. if it's a moult being forced by bad acclimation I can't answer theres limited information on this and forced moults can sometimes lead to deaths, my personal opinion is they don't breed after a forced moult, if they did someone would have written a paper on it and how it's done,
That's what I expected. I just added some shrimp to my aquarium and one female had a forced moult and there was no wild swimming from the males.
 
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