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01-14-2013 05:21 AM
Rob in Puyallup So... How's this shrimpy doing?

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01-06-2013 08:44 PM
Veneer It just looks like necrotized tissue. It's hard to say what exactly was the cause, but the opaqueness is not a good sign.
01-06-2013 08:38 PM
Aquasapien69 Very hard to figure out from the pic, but I would lean toward parasite and quarantine the shrimp. Definitely not a broken blood vessel. It looks like some sort of foreign body to me. If you are going to just get rid of it, I would be interested in dissecting it under a stereoscope and trying to see what it is. PM me know if you want me to give it a shot.
01-06-2013 07:00 PM
Jeffww Looks like a grasshopper leg. One time my cat ate one and had its leg stuck in its throat. Boy was it an ordeal to get it out.

In all seriousness it doesn't look like a parasite...it could just be a birth defect.
01-06-2013 06:39 PM
Soothing Shrimp Hey, we make our best guesses, right?
01-06-2013 05:57 PM
MABJ
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I don't think it would be a ruptured blood vessel since shrimp have an open circulatory system. (like insects) that opens into the body cavity so that all the organs are bathed in blood. Plus, to my knowledge, their blood is clear.
See I didn't know this exactly, but using common sense, it makes perfect sense. I just don't know what it could be 0.o
01-06-2013 05:55 PM
Soothing Shrimp I don't think it would be a ruptured blood vessel since shrimp have an open circulatory system. (like insects) that opens into the body cavity so that all the organs are bathed in blood. Plus, to my knowledge, their blood is clear.
01-06-2013 04:57 PM
xiaxia woow i can't even imagine a shrimps blood vessel @^@

ok i'll keep a close eye on it. i hope it's not a parasite *fingers crossed*
01-06-2013 04:24 PM
MABJ I'm a strong advocate for shrimp life regardless of the shrimps condition.

But I would tend to agree with Ben on that one.

Just make sure you do proper observing before you euthanize. If it lives past two weeks, maybe it is fine. It really just looks like a ruptured blood vessel.
01-06-2013 09:23 AM
Ben. I would get rid of the shrimp, especially if it's not acting normal and could have a parasite.
01-06-2013 08:50 AM
Rob in Puyallup Looks to me like something leaking from under it's carapace. Is odd. Has it been injured?
01-06-2013 07:19 AM
xiaxia
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I've never seen that before. Does it move? Is it possible it's a parasite?
no that's it thing! it doesn't seem organic at all. to me it feels like a scar or something but i don't know if shrimps get that :/
01-06-2013 03:11 AM
Soothing Shrimp I've never seen that before. Does it move? Is it possible it's a parasite?
01-06-2013 02:26 AM
xiaxia
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Snowball shrimp!
haha i know that. i meant the brown line on the side of it's head.
01-06-2013 01:22 AM
sayurasem Snowball shrimp!
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