No but seriously. Females generally are a deeper red and will develop a yellow saddle when they mature enough to carry eggs. Also the carapace on the female is usually deeper in order to cover the eggs
mine have all moulted at least four times since I got them, and all have the yellow saddles. When I first saw the yellow saddles, I thought maybe they were carrying eggs, but alas, twasn't so. Beautiful damsels with no knight on pearling pellia!
yuppers, still am. Tried to PM you but your inbox is full.
So, how would you like to arrange this? There are some things I could send you in trade, if you so desire...
1) pellia portion
2) H. microanthemoides portion
3) H. corymbusa
4) a couple 1-2" plantlets of java fern 'windelov'
I have some styro boxes I can ship in, if you want me to send you a few plants, and then you could use the box to send me a few shrimp. A female or two as well a couple males for genetic diversity would be awesome!
I use pellia tied to slate. My cherry's love it and hang out there 90% of the time. My pygmy cories also like it, and it pearls for me quite a bit... looks quite pretty. I'm rather fond of pellia. I want to try riccia, as it seems similar but smaller and shorter, better able to stay where it's tied.