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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-2020, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Red Cherry Shrimp with odd eggs

Hi guys, I was given a Nano Tank as a Gift and I am loving it! It is really easy to maintain and as a beginner I am finding it a real fun to look after. After all the water tests, temperature check, adding real plants and moss balls, we purchased a small group of red cherry shrimps. They are doing great! But I need some help. In one of them we noticed some white, very small, oval eggs under its legs. Any idea what is it and how to save our little fella of its in trouble?
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Doesn't appear to be eggs.

What's the volume of your tank? What are your water parameters (temperature, pH, kH, gH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate)? How many shrimp do you have? Where'd you obtain them?


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Doesn't appear to be eggs.

What's the volume of your tank? What are your water parameters (temperature, pH, kH, gH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate)? How many shrimp do you have? Where'd you obtain them?

Our tank is 15 litres, 22c to 23c, we've got 3 shrimps, apparently 2 females and 1 male. We've only have them for 2 days...
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It's algae.... but is also known as "green fungus" and "elobiopsidae".


No guaranteed treatment that works. Some people have had succuess using garlic soaked and rid ich soaked foods. Some have done black outs of entire tank or keeping shrimp in a container in a dark place. There's other possible treatments but again, nothing guaranteed to work at this time.
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It's algae.... but is also known as "green fungus" and "elobiopsidae".


No guaranteed treatment that works. Some people have had succuess using garlic soaked and rid ich soaked foods. Some have done black outs of entire tank or keeping shrimp in a container in a dark place. There's other possible treatments but again, nothing guaranteed to work at this time.
Oh, poor soul. I had actually Googled it and had found this possible explanation, but I guess I was hoping for better news. Thanks for your suggestions, we will separate it from the rest and try different treatments. Hopefully it will be alright.
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If garlic is a good treatment try a thin about 1/8" thick cross slice of a garlic clove. Just toss it in when ya separate the shrimp.

I will throw in a piece once in a while and the shrimps will take turns eating off it. Eventually the false amanos get it and eat most of it but the rcs will graze it as well.
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