New Shrimp Molt

Discussion in 'Cherry Shrimp' started by BillynJennifer, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. BillynJenniferValued MemberMember

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

    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,
  3. BillynJenniferValued MemberMember

    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.