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    What's on the back of my shrimp?

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    There is something on the back of my shrimp I hope someone here can help me with.







    Sorry for poor pic quality

    Is this normal? Noticed it for quite some time and it's the only shrimp with that on its back

    Thanks


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    Re: What's on the back of my shrimp?

    hey!

    that's a nice piece of fire red shrimp =)

    that "thing" on the back of the shrimp is what they call the saddle. it is basically the eggs carried by a female shrimp.

    theses clutches of eggs form up in a shape that looks the a saddle on a horse back. and identifying the saddle of your shrimps is one of the way of sexing your shrimps.

    happy shrimping!

    =)

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    Re: What's on the back of my shrimp?

    Thank you imtai

    Going to google more info on this

    Was so worried it might be something bad.

    Cheers~


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    Re: What's on the back of my shrimp?

    Quote Originally Posted by imtai View Post
    hey!

    that's a nice piece of fire red shrimp =)

    that "thing" on the back of the shrimp is what they call the saddle. it is basically the eggs carried by a female shrimp.

    theses clutches of eggs form up in a shape that looks the a saddle on a horse back. and identifying the saddle of your shrimps is one of the way of sexing your shrimps.

    happy shrimping!

    =)

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    So that type of shrimp is female right?


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    Re: What's on the back of my shrimp?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZanPBB View Post
    So that type of shrimp is female right?


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    Shrimp with a saddle is female.
    But without a saddle is not necessarily a male.
    Males have a straight under belly while female have a curved.

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    Re: What's on the back of my shrimp?

    Quote Originally Posted by oberon4687 View Post
    Shrimp with a saddle is female.
    But without a saddle is not necessarily a male.
    Males have a straight under belly while female have a curved.
    Great thanks for the info


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