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My cleaner shrimp appears to be pregnant. I can see through its body little tiny egg-like things on the inner-underside of its belly. I have no other shrimp in there so how could have this happened and what am I supposed to do if they are eggs?

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If the cleaner is pregnant, there is no male to seed the eggs so they will be empty. The eggs will hatch with nothing in them. If somehow there are living fry in there nature will most likely kill most of them.

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So will my other fish eat the eggs? Is any special attention needed to the shrimp or the rest of the tank?



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there's no way you could raise the fry. just let nature take its course. the shrimp will either let the eggs hatch (free food) or eat the eggs herself.

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