|molliefan09 ||11-15-2009 10:37 PM |
asexual ghost shrimp???
so i have one ghost shrimp left out of the original 3....at least for the last 8 weeks i have only seen the one. However during my nighttime feeding routine i was watching my ghost shrimp and it has these little gray-ish balls inside it and it seems like it is acting strange...normally it is the first one to the sinking pellets and when i am feeding my ADF it is usually all over my hand trying to get the food.after doing some googleing i found nothing that mentioned asexual behavoir but i found a photo of a shrimp carrying eggs and it seems as though this is was the gray-ish balls are.....i know female bird will lay eggs with out a male present to fertilize them.....is it the same for these guys or should i be expecting babies?!?!
|fish999 ||11-16-2009 09:00 AM |
Some sea creatures will store sperm packets and use them later. I wouldn't be surprised if your shrimp was fertilized back when you had others in the tank. How long ago was that?
|molliefan09 ||11-16-2009 08:57 PM |
it has been about 8 weeks since i have more than one
|teddyzaper ||11-16-2009 09:39 PM |
that will probably be it. dont stress about the babies the ones that will live are usualy the strongest and will live a long life, just let them swim around and give them some cover till they get big enough to not be eaten by ur other fish
|molliefan09 ||11-16-2009 09:43 PM |
i dont mind having the babies nor do i mind if nature takes its course and some dont make it. i was just surprised that she was carrying eggs since she has been the only one for so long
|molliefan09 ||11-16-2009 10:46 PM |
how long to they usually hold the eggs for? i dont know for sure how long she has been already...im usually pretty observant but i just noticed she was carrying them last night....but she is sometimes difficult to see im not sure....
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