Sexy shrimp sex change
Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:41 PM
Currently, I am pretty certain that I have 2 female sexy shrimp and no males. Despite this, he/she shrimp is now carrying a few eggs. The new one, which is smaller and definitely female, has none. I am finding mixed information about sexy shrimp sex changes online, but this sort of thing isn't uncommon for shrimp in general, and it's possible they have the ability to transform into hermaphrodites like peppermint shrimp do. Weird.
The shrimp on the right with the red eyes (also a new development) is the tranny. They are so little it was really hard to get a pic, but hopefully you can see a couple of small orange orbs peeking out of her skirt. You can also see how the two big spots in the middle of her back are still slightly connected, whereas they're disconnected in the vast majority of females.
This is a male, for comparison. They have an unbroken stripe across the middle. (Image from Marine Garden)
Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:17 PM
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:57 PM
But to stay somewhat on topic, very weird! Those are some awesome looking shrimp in any event.
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