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    Senior Member Gkilla's Avatar
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    Question Pepermint Shrimp

    How do I know if my perpermint shrimp is having babies??? I have 2 shrimps and 1 of them is skinny. The other one is fat with some things hanging from it's stomach. Has anyone else had this?

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    Shrimp generally keep their eggs under their tail. So it's possible it's eggs that you are seeing.
    The chances of them surviving in your tank is small...they become fish food very quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwall
    Shrimp generally keep their eggs under their tail. So it's possible it's eggs that you are seeing.
    The chances of them surviving in your tank is small...they become fish food very quickly.
    Well I only have 2 clowns. So I'll hope for the best.

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    Cool peppermint shrimp

    hello Gk.
    I once had 3 pepermint shrimp..........now only have one.
    if one of them is getting skinny as you said. Sounds like he is starving.
    believe or not from the 3 I purchased one was always agreesive towards the others taking their food and all........now the one I have left is king of the tank.....always bothering some of the corals for food and my serpent star
    which competes with him for shrimp pallets...
    hope your shrimp makes it.......if not then; he was starving.

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    Unfortunately, the chance of them survivng is next to nothing. They require a specialized environment. If the filtering processes of your system don't suck them up, then your clowns or other various inhabiants in your system will. Also, shrimp will produce eggs on a regular basis, but that doesn't mean they're fertile or will amount to anything. Matter of fact, if your shrimp "didn't" produce eggs regularly, THEN I'd be worried.

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