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 #487  by Superdurian
 31 May 2016 14:17
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Is it berried???

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 #488  by odin
 31 May 2016 15:23
Hi Superdurian, i cant really tell from the photos but i cannot see any eggs, a good sign to see if she becomes berried is her swimmeretes (swimming legs) become fanned out constantly and don't tuck back under her body. You should see eggs arrive after that stage.
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 #489  by Superdurian
 31 May 2016 17:24
odin wrote:Hi Superdurian, i cant really tell from the photos but i cannot see any eggs, a good sign to see if she becomes berried is her swimmeretes (swimming legs) become fanned out constantly and don't tuck back under her body. You should see eggs arrive after that stage.
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What are those dark thing on my shrimp? Are those their organ or eggs?

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 #490  by odin
 31 May 2016 17:42
With normal freshwater shrimps its a good indicator that the shrimp is female and its their 'saddle' showing, which are undeveloped eggs in the ovaries that start behind the eyes pretty much but with Opae ula its very difficult to distinguish between a saddle and their internal organs as they both look like a dark patch, you could very well be looking at a male Opae ula. Some of mine have black marks, green, white all sorts of shapes too so it can be confusing.

Just keep an eye out for the legs being constantly fanned out and you will know eggs may be on the way :sidesmile: