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newbreed

Hey there,

Still getting the hang of sexing these wonderful shrimp and am unsure of what sex these two blue bolts are?

Any thoughts?? I am leaning towards both being female.

1st

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2nd

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ineke

I can never be sure either but can you also show the length of their antennae because that may help , males should be close to double body length

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2OFUS

#1 looks male

#2 looks female

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newbreed
I can never be sure either but can you also show the length of their antennae because that may help ' date=' males should be close to double body length[/quote']The antennae of both seem the same length, about 1.5 times body length.Fingers crossed you're right. I was thinking no1's deeper colour and slightly more slender abdomen might lend to being male, but so not good at this part of it!!

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honcho

I reckon both males..

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newbreed

hmm, time will tell!! :)

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Squiggle

I'm going to go with Gaz, male, female. Keep us updated on this cause there's a new way I think I have found to determine sex but I'm still researching this & these threads are helping greatly if I can get confirmation. :victorious:

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newbreed

Will let you know when I find out for sure.

You may have to share your new theory Squiggs (PM me) I am intrigued and can test it out on some of my other shrimp for confirmation too!!

Promise not to share!!

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JPN07

I'm with honcho. Looks like both are males. What ever sex they are, beautiful shrimps you got there.

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newbreed

Thanks mate, I am very happy with them. Great colors and both are very healthy!! Fingers are crossed they are male and female but have mischlings if not!!!

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blackcat

Im guessing males the abdomens just look a bit slender but im a noob too ...so looking forward to the answer

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newbreed

Still undecided and really want these guys/girls to start breeding.

Another couple of images

#1 (not the best images)

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#2

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BlueBolts

The 1st series of pics posted, 1st Male & 2nd Female.

The 2nd serier of pics posted, 1st Female & 2nd Male.

As they mature, and are at breeding age, the width/shape of their body (slender is male, rounded female), their antenna (male is much longer), rounded abdominal (female)...etc are all telling signs.... some are dead easy to identify, but some are difficult no doubt.

Hope I haven't confused the situation :-)

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CNgo2006
their antenna (female is much longer)' date=' [/quote']

Don't you mean the males antenna are much longer BB?

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ninja

No he means it's too early, lol, no secrets on here, ya hear??????

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newbreed
The 1st series of pics posted' date=' 1st Male & 2nd Female.

The 2nd serier of pics posted, 1st Female & 2nd Male.

Hope I haven't confused the situation :-)[/quote']

It's amazing how they have changed in only a few weeks. I have kept the order the same in both series.

Originally I had thought darker was male and am now leaning toward female.

Guess I will just have to be patient. They are obviously still developing.

Thanks BB and everyone for your input, will advise if berries happen. Then I'll know for sure!!!

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ninja

The girls are usually the darker ones. BB are ya gunna sell any of those dark blue ones???? Lol

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newbreed
The girls are usually the darker ones. BB are ya gunna sell any of those dark blue ones???? Lol
I was going to ask the same question!! Dibs!! :)

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BlueBolts

What dark blue ones :redface-new:

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newbreed
What dark blue ones :redface-new:

I think Ninja is referring to the ones shown in the Pics of your favourite shrimp thread!! Maybe...................

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newbreed

Finally an answer for one of them.....

This one has been the first in this thread and has finally turned out to be female.

Divided my tank a couple of weeks ago so I have black mischling and TB in section 1, reds in next and kept the Bluebolts by themselves. So the bubs should be pure...

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newbreed

She only showed full berry last week! Will advise once bubs drop. Haven't been able to check out eggs thoroughly as she is being difficult and hiding her tummy!!

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shrimpstan

Cool man great news!! :encouragement:

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BlueBolts

Awesome.....we'll know what you'll be doing each morning when you wake up :-)

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