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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Swimmerets - problem

I noticed a few days ago that 2 of my female red rilis seemed unable to retract their swimmerets properly. They are constantly moving them as if trying to rid themselves of something. At rest, the swimmerets aren't fully tucked under. I've had a magnifying glass on them and can't make out anything at all. I'm thinking maybe vorticella or fungus, but whatever it is, its white/transparent because it doesn't show up against the transparent body part of the shrimps. Now I have a third with the same thing.

I've looked on google and pics showing vorticella (which seems to attach to the head area) and fungus which attach to the underbody are very noticeable and so are not really a help at this time. Has anyone else had this going on with the swimmerets?
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Still having this problem and now 4 females have it. I have just given them a salt bath and nothing positive happened. I guess this cuts out the possibility of vorticella and points to genuine fungus.

I'm still unable to see anything, it's very frustrating. They act the same as if they were fanning their eggs, but there are no eggs to fan. Maybe they have psychological issues and not an invisible fungus!
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Could you possibly get pictures and videos???
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