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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a fungus on my shrimp?

So I haven't noticed any alarming deaths or anything, but when I was performing my weekly maintenance, I noticed a few of my shrimp with this weird "stuff" growing down by their swimmerets. They're not eggs, because they're not the right colour and it appears fuzzy on the shrimp I saw. It looks closer to a bright green, than the yellow in the below shots.




Anybody have any clue what it is? Anything in particular I should do to try and treat it aside from some extra water changes? Thanks!
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 07:29 PM
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Looks like someone else has this same problem you do. Perhaps you both bought from the same person?

Green things probing out of my fire red

Definitely doesn't look like a parasite. Silly ponder- is this fungus, or part of the shrimp that may be mutation-ish? Do any juvies have this as well?

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This is the second time in two days that this has came up. I'm very interested in what this is.....

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Looks like someone else has this same problem you do. Perhaps you both bought from the same person?

Green things probing out of my fire red
The other person was from Kuwait... Maybe something in a food product you both use? Maybe infected foods hit the market...
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common parasite in taiwan farms
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Really? It looks like something from a horror film...
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Really? It looks like something from a horror film...
Or something from those sex ed videos in high school.

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The third picture here looks like the pictures in both recent threads.

http://translate.google.com/translat...infektionen%0A

That's a google translation of a German site. I think they are saying it is a Saprolegnia fungus. I can't figure out what they are suggesting as treatment, but the link does seem to say if they can make it through a molt, they should be good.

EDIT: Actually, if you click on the picture, it identifies it as achyla.

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Looks like a water mold. To me. If you can find it, treatable with potassium permanganate 1 ppm for 30 mins, or, 35% hydrogen peroxide, 1 drop per gallon. As a reminder, seperate into empty container, do not treat entire tank, both if these chemicals can kill off any algae and bacteria. This is just my opinion, please do your own research and come to your own conclusion before treating. Best of luck.

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I would not treat with the above that would kill the shrimp I think


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Looks like someone else has this same problem you do. Perhaps you both bought from the same person?

Green things probing out of my fire red

Definitely doesn't look like a parasite. Silly ponder- is this fungus, or part of the shrimp that may be mutation-ish? Do any juvies have this as well?
Definitely not from shrimp I've purchased or anything like that. I haven't introduced any new shrimp into the tank in well over 6 months, and it's been at least 3 months since the last new fish.

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The other person was from Kuwait... Maybe something in a food product you both use? Maybe infected foods hit the market...
Hurm... The only new food recently introduced to the tank was new flake foods for the fish. My last jar ran out and I bought some new stuff 2 weeks ago, so maybe it has something to do with that... I'll hold off on using any more of it for now since I've got enough other types of food I can use instead. Thanks for the suggestion.

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The third picture here looks like the pictures in both recent threads.

http://translate.google.com/translat...infektionen%0A

That's a google translation of a German site. I think they are saying it is a Saprolegnia fungus. I can't figure out what they are suggesting as treatment, but the link does seem to say if they can make it through a molt, they should be good.

EDIT: Actually, if you click on the picture, it identifies it as achyla.
Yeah, that's actually the site that got me thinking it might be a fungus. It looks sort of similar, but I figured I'd check with you fine folks to see just in case.

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Looks like a water mold. To me. If you can find it, treatable with potassium permanganate 1 ppm for 30 mins, or, 35% hydrogen peroxide, 1 drop per gallon. As a reminder, seperate into empty container, do not treat entire tank, both if these chemicals can kill off any algae and bacteria. This is just my opinion, please do your own research and come to your own conclusion before treating. Best of luck.
Are you saying I'd have to try and find the potential source of the mold and treat that? Thanks.
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Have you tried a salt bath to see what happens?
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Agree with the german site.. and if you read, it says treat with jbl fungol

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Not sure you can get JBL Fungol in the states. The googler says its ingredients are Methylrosanilinium Chloride and Malachite Green.
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I hope this stuff doesn't spread like wildfire now....two threads in as many days.
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