Shrimp Sex Second Opinion

AJSFishKeeper
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So I recently posted pictures of my 5 shrimp asking the gender to see if I at least have a M and F. One of my Shrimp’s saddle is getting bigger by the day, so i’m not sure if it’s just because there’s no male in my tank for her to breed. Even the smallest shrimp, which I thought was a male, in my tank is starting to develop a saddle (I think). If there's no male i’ll probably get 4 more and hope for a male.

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AJSFishKeeper
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These 2 pics are the same shrimp, but this is the one that I think is a male but am now doubting because it looks like its developing a saddle. S/he’s the smallest one out of the 5 and also the dullest in color
 

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richiep
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Yes they are all female get a nice Male not a baby or you'll have to wait for him to mature. They will all breed after the next moult
 
AJSFishKeeper
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Yes they are all female get a nice Male not a baby or you'll have to wait for him to mature. They will all breed after the next moult

Thanks!
 
AJSFishKeeper
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Yes they are all female get a nice Male not a baby or you'll have to wait for him to mature. They will all breed after the next moult

I just got 2 more shrimp which I picked and believe are males. I just noticed one of my female just got significantly rounder for some reason but I don't seem to see any eggs. What does this mean? Pics attached (First 3 pics are the same female)

the second set of pictures are the new shrimps I Picked and bought which I believe are males.
 

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richiep
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It's possible she's getting ready to moult, a layer of water between the two shells is formed to help with easy moulting and they start to move and expand the body to release the old one, or she just moulted ,mated, and is now preparing the eggs to move down, all question marks
 
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AJSFishKeeper
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It's possible she's getting ready to moult, a layer of water between the two shells is formed to help with easy moulting and they start to move and expand the body to release the old one, or she just moulted ,mated, and is now preparing the eggs to move down, all question marks

Found her today, and she’s berried!
 

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richiep
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That's great AJSFishKeeper a little time and patients, she will disappear again in about 23days then once the young hatch they will stay under cover for a week or so.
 
Sprinkle
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AJSFishKeeper
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Shrimp Update: Pic from 1-2 months ago. 2nd pic with bigger shrimps is from today, the rest of the shrimps are hiding
 

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