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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Amano with white tail?

I have two amano shrimp in my 5G planted tank, and overnight one of them molted (not sure which). Today, the larger one has a white tail and isn't moving much. Once in a while it looks like its trying to kick its tail off. The other amano in the tank looks fine. Can anyone provide any insight as to what is going on?
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Incomplete molt?

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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Update: I have confirmed it was this shrimp that molted the night before I noticed the white tail (the only other two shrimp in the tank both molted last night). The affected shrimp is moving around more today which appears to be a good sign, however I will post an update with the ultimate outcome for anyone who may come across this in the future.

Update Jan 18: While this shrimp is a little lethargic (I've had a nitrite spike the last couple days) it's tail has been back to normal for a couple of days now. Not sure what that was all about but it's okay now.

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