Cleaner Shrimp Eggs?

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  1. Ann

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    Hi all. Hope everyones enjoying the festive season! My cleaner shrimps look like they have eggs on there undersides(lots of them!!) This has been going on for more than 3 months now. They begin as green, then turn white with black spots, then there gone, then the whole proses starts from scratch. Is this eggs or something i should be worried about?
     
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    They do this regular, nothing to worry about. The normally release the babies at night.
     
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    Yip that is eggs. Unfortunately The babies do not survive. But they do how ever make excellent food for your fish :)
     
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    2OC raised a batch of larva :)
     
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    Thanks. This might sound stupid but I've got 2 shrimps in my tank and both have eggs how do they reproduce if they are both female?, or are they asexual, with the one fertilizing the others eggs??
     
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    Hi there, Do u know how he raised them?
     
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    i'll ask the curators
     
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