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xiaxia 01-06-2013 12:54 AM

What is this?
 
This shrimp doesn't move much. It's the only one that has this thing.

I was dumb for putting it in a white bowl to take a picture. He is a little milky at least not as clear as the other shrimp.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ps0949b62a.jpg

It's doesn't look like a parasite or anything. It seems to be under the outer shell. Maybe. I have no idea :/

Thanks for any help.

randyl 01-06-2013 01:02 AM

I have observed the cloudness in my snowball shrimps, and it died a week or two after. And the thing in the head is likely a parasite but I'm not 100% sure. I'm sure someone will post a reference soon for that.

sayurasem 01-06-2013 01:22 AM

Snowball shrimp!

xiaxia 01-06-2013 02:26 AM

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Originally Posted by sayurasem (Post 2163561)
Snowball shrimp!

haha i know that. i meant the brown line on the side of it's head.

Soothing Shrimp 01-06-2013 03:11 AM

I've never seen that before. Does it move? Is it possible it's a parasite?

xiaxia 01-06-2013 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Soothing Shrimp (Post 2164593)
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 :/

Rob in Puyallup 01-06-2013 08:50 AM

Looks to me like something leaking from under it's carapace. Is odd. Has it been injured?

Ben. 01-06-2013 09:23 AM

I would get rid of the shrimp, especially if it's not acting normal and could have a parasite.

MABJ 01-06-2013 04:24 PM

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.

xiaxia 01-06-2013 04:57 PM

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*

Soothing Shrimp 01-06-2013 05:55 PM

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.

MABJ 01-06-2013 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Soothing Shrimp (Post 2168113)
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

Soothing Shrimp 01-06-2013 06:39 PM

Hey, we make our best guesses, right?

Jeffww 01-06-2013 07:00 PM

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.

Aquasapien69 01-06-2013 08:38 PM

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.


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