How To: Tell a female and male shrimp apart
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How To: Tell a female and male shrimp apart

Deciding which shrimp is male or female is sometimes difficult because at first glance they look so similar. However there are some useful clues we can use.

For example, a male will have a straighter belly area and longer antennas. A female will have a curved underbelly area for carrying the eggs and will have shorter antennas. Females will also have what looks like a horse saddle around their head area. Those are undeveloped eggs. This will usually look like a dark area, or yellow on more translucent shrimp. 

This image by Shrimp Corner UK is a good example of male vs female:

 

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