Cleaner shrimp sex?

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  1. Tobes

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    Hi guys, after the loss of my cleaner shrimp :( , I followed Anthony Calfo's advice and bought 2 cleaner shrimps :). Apparentely they spawn now and then and that is good food for the corals. My question:

    1) Do you hope you got a male and female or do one of them change sex?

    2) When do they start to spawn?

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    They are both sexes, give moonlights and the lve will start
     
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    No one knows?:p
     
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    They are both male and female so put on the moonlight and let them love.
     
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    Hermaphrodites? cool.

    I have seen my one shrimp had green glow in the dark little eggs (I assume?) on its stomach! Discovered it during a power outage!
     
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    I understood that, thanks - what I wasn't sure about are the lights. If you leave them on then shrimps love and pods not, if you switch them off then pods love and shrimps not. Must I give them turns?
     
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    moolights can run 24/7. it won't effect your pods. why do you want your shrimp to spawn ? u are aware the hatchlings won't survive.
     
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    great to have them spawn,the babies are food for fish and corals.my boxing shrimp is forever pregnant
     
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    They will take (about) 2-weekly turns fertilising each others eggs.
     
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    What Mekaeel said, and Anthony Calfo also said so in his new book "Reef Invertabrates". It is good food for your corals and fish. That's why he said to get 2 shrimps rather than 1. :wave2:
     
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