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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Green Fungus on Shrimp

Just noticed a Shrimp with some green fungus swimming about in my tank. Ive separated it out.
I have no idea what to do...


Ive tried to get a picture from several angles, so apologies for the quality.
Ive googled it and others have had the same but haven't found anything conclusive.
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Looks like Ellobiopsidae
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Rachel O'Leary has a youtube video about ellobiopsidae/quarantining shrimp that's worth checking out.


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Rachel O'Leary has a youtube video about ellobiopsidae/quarantining shrimp that's worth checking out.


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Your best bet is this.

https://www.discobee.com/blogs/news/...how-to-cure-it


And you'll probably need to treat the entire tank just to be on the safe side.



It is a parasite(s) commonly seen on imported shrimp.


If this is an import, then I don't know who in your neck of the woods might be selling them.
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Definitely check out the links other people posted, Chaz at ElevateShrimp seems to be incredibly knowledgeable about the issue.

I actually received a shrimp with ellobiopsis several months ago. I did nightly salt + Paraguard dips and dosed the quarantine "tank" with metronidazole every day for roughly two weeks before I got lazy. At that point, all signs of ellobiopsis had disappeared. I made him live in the quarantine tank for another 3 weeks with a bubbler and some java moss to make sure I didn't see it come back before moving him to the main tank. Since then, no one else has got it so it seemed like a successful treatment.

I'm attaching the treatment I used, although I went the extra mile and added the metronidazole.
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Definitely check out the links other people posted, Chaz at ElevateShrimp seems to be incredibly knowledgeable about the issue.



I actually received a shrimp with ellobiopsis several months ago. I did nightly salt + Paraguard dips and dosed the quarantine "tank" with metronidazole every day for roughly two weeks before I got lazy. At that point, all signs of ellobiopsis had disappeared. I made him live in the quarantine tank for another 3 weeks with a bubbler and some java moss to make sure I didn't see it come back before moving him to the main tank. Since then, no one else has got it so it seemed like a successful treatment.



I'm attaching the treatment I used, although I went the extra mile and added the metronidazole.


Thanks. At the moment the shrimp is still alive but 5 other shrimp have died, and i have no idea why. Unfortunately most medication isn't available in the Uk , ive salt dipped it a few times but its still there.


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Salt dip doesn't do anything...


You only need to find a liquid ich treatment for fish, then soak the shrimps food in ich until it can't absorb any more, then feed to shrimp. Even if Kordon isn't available to you, I'm sure you could find an alternative!
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