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Originally Posted by ravensgate View Post
I know i'm new to this and everything I just don't see how a leech could perfectly position itself over this one area of shell...if it extended down past it onto the legs or under neathe where you see the white/ivoryish coloring...then I could maybe see it...but there was nothing anywhere else except just that one area of the the carapace. No where else. That's what is the most confusing part to me.
I did read an article early this morning also that if any injury occurs to the shell or tissue of the shrimp that toxic bacteria will begin to turn it black in that area. So I do think it's bacteria that turned it that reason. So I assume from molting issues or injury of some sort...
and I didn't realize it, but when the guy sold me the test today at the store, it was only the Kh test, not the Kh and Gh test
And the man at my LFS agreed that it was probably a bad molt and maybe even some blood somehow got in there to make the shell turn black...but he said he has seen similar things, but just not that location of the body
Is the calcium reading ok? Or do I need a supplement/plant to raise the level?
These pants? are fancy.
Calcium hardness (gh or general hardness) is usually supposed to be above 5 degrees (18 ppm per degree) for healthy molting and carbonate hardness (kh) should be around 3 for neocaridina
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