Is my shrimp pregnant

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Strictly speaking, shrimps don't get pregnant as they don't carry their offspring inside their bodies.

A female shrimp which is carrying eggs hold the eggs between her swimmerets under her abdomen. This is often called being berries as they eggs look just like a cluster of berries.

If you post a photo, we'll be able to tell is she's carrying eggs.
 
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Strictly speaking, shrimps don't get pregnant as they don't carry their offspring inside their bodies.

A female shrimp which is carrying eggs hold the eggs between her swimmerets under her abdomen. This is often called being berries as they eggs look just like a cluster of berries.

If you post a photo, we'll be able to tell is she's carrying eggs.
 

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I don't know shrimp, but plan on getting some in the near future for the first time. But it looks like Essjay is right, looks like she is carrying eggs to me.
 

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Yes, that's a berried shrimp. She is carrying eggs.

However, she's an amano shrimp so I'm afraid you won't have baby shrimps. Unlike most other shrimps, amano eggs hatch to a planktonic larval stage which needs salt water to survive. In the wild, the newly hatched larvae are washed downstream towards the sea where they grow then metamorphose into small adult shrimp which then swim back up into fresh water.
I'm afraid this page will take a while to load as it no longer exists and we can only access it via Wayback Machine https://web.archive.org/web/20180616004607/http://www.planetinverts.com/Amano Shrimp.html
 
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Yes, that's a berried shrimp. She is carrying eggs.

However, she's an amano shrimp so I'm afraid you won't have baby shrimps. Unlike most other shrimps, amano eggs hatch to a planktonic larval stage which needs salt water to survive. In the wild, the newly hatched larvae are washed downstream towards the sea where they grow then metamorphose into small adult shrimp which then swim back up into fresh water.
I'm afraid this page will take a while to load as it no longer exists and we can only access it via Wayback Machine https://web.archive.org/web/20180616004607/http://www.planetinverts.com/Amano Shrimp.html
Thank you
 

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Yes, that's a berried shrimp. She is carrying eggs.

However, she's an amano shrimp so I'm afraid you won't have baby shrimps. Unlike most other shrimps, amano eggs hatch to a planktonic larval stage which needs salt water to survive. In the wild, the newly hatched larvae are washed downstream towards the sea where they grow then metamorphose into small adult shrimp which then swim back up into fresh water.
I'm afraid this page will take a while to load as it no longer exists and we can only access it via Wayback Machine https://web.archive.org/web/20180616004607/http://www.planetinverts.com/Amano Shrimp.html
I didn’t know that, Essjay. Thanks for sharing. :)
 

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