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Hankj 01-22-2013 11:03 PM

RCS: Berry and Ovary conformation
 
http://imageshack.us/a/img145/6816/berry.jpg
Just trying to make sure. These are eggs are her tail? She is berried, correct? Sorry for bad quality picture, had to zoom in a bit but this is her tail.

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/7871/ovaries.jpg
And this is the "saddle"? Those are her ovaries, with eggs in them?

Thanks in advance

Hankj 01-22-2013 11:45 PM

Better shots of the one I think is berried, upside down.
http://imageshack.us/a/img51/3238/berry2d.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img515/7350/berry3.jpg

thekoimaiden 01-23-2013 11:42 AM

I had trouble telling from that first picture, but the second clearly shows a saddle. The last two clearly look like a female holding eggs. Congrats!

Hankj 01-26-2013 06:39 PM

Awesome thanks!

aussieJJDude 01-26-2013 06:55 PM

I am thinking of keeping cherries but one thing I always have trouble on is there water pH, gH ect.. Whats your?
And nice berries too! :lol:

thekoimaiden 01-26-2013 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aussieJJDude (Post 1407149)
I am thinking of keeping cherries but one thing I always have trouble on is there water pH, gH ect.. Whats your?
And nice berries too! :lol:

They are rather adaptable and unlike some of the more sensitive kinds (crystal red shrimp--look and be amazed!) don't really need anything specific. Getting from a local breeder will also ensure that they are adapted to your water. Specifically, the readings for my tank are pH 7.0 GH 6 KH 2. I lost a couple on the introduction, but that's pretty common. Within a week I had at least one female berried. Now all of them are!

acitydweller 02-09-2013 10:41 AM

are you certain these are the same shrimp. once berried, they dont exhibit a saddle.

Chapanne 02-09-2013 04:36 PM

I have just had a berried cherry shrimp that was saddled at the same time - her 'saddle' was laid as soon as her first batch of eggs hatched. she's now now on her 2nd 'berried' session, but has no saddle ATM this time. Talk about production line - maybe she heard about the $5K baby bonus & is going for a record

Silverfang 02-09-2013 08:44 PM

If you see a saddle on a berried female, means she'll be hatching within the week. They can be constantly pregnant!

Hankj 02-10-2013 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acitydweller (Post 1424506)
are you certain these are the same shrimp. once berried, they dont exhibit a saddle.

I'm certain that they are NOT the same shrimp. Sorry I did not make that clear.


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