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- 2 years
I am fairly certain that it is a female and she seemed to develop a saddle, tho it's hard to be sure because her red is so dense of a color it's hard to tell, at the time when all my females were at some stage of being pregnant (before the power outage that caused me to loose all my adults but her) and as the males weren't swarming over her that seem to indicate she was impregnated as they had swarmed literally over the the last female when we moved her out of the fry tank back into the main tank confirmed it. She eventually got a couple few eggs down on her swimmeretts, or what we thought were eggs anyways, however she never released them even through the stress of the power outage and the loss of all her companions. We thought perhaps they may have gone bad and possibly molded as she never seemed to know she had eggs and so never seemed to exhibit any fanning or other behavior we'd expect from a berried shrimp. So now they almost look more like they are molded or as if she has some weeds stuck in her swimmeretts more than it looks like we should expect any fry. We have kept her in a floating breed box partly for isolation and part for easier observation reasons. We had hoped that whatever they were she would be rid of them the next time she molted, however she has done that earlier today (she's the only one in the box so we can be positive it's hers) and yet those things are still there. So help! What are these things and what do we need to do to make her healthy enough we can put her back in the main tank which now has a bunch of red cherries and the 1 month old juveniles in it...