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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-30-2020, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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Solo Milky Shrimp

Hey there once again everyone, had a post not too long ago about my new shrimp tank and I'm back with a new question! So my tank has been doing pretty good and everything is seeming like its going fine but I have noticed something abnormal going one with one shrimp in particular. There is a little guy that I have noticed has been looking a bit milky colored for a few days now and its concerning me. My biggest worry is that it is some kind of bacterial growth like muscular necrosis so I thought I would ask and see what kind of opinions you guys might have. The weird thing is that the shrimp in question seems to be behaving completely normally which I would think would mean its just approaching molting time but considering its been a few days I'm not so sure. Here is a picture of the shrimp in question with a normal shrimp in the back for comparison.

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You can visually see the difference between the two and though you cant see his underside in the picture it is basically the color of milk. The parameters have been stable and all the other shrimp seem healthy and happy and I've seen molts as recently as yesterday so I don't think its a water issue but perhaps I am mistaken in that. Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-30-2020, 10:36 AM
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To me it just looks like a lower grade shrimp, I doubt there's anything wrong with it. I have sakura reds and some of the new shrimp come out a much lighter colour, it's just normal. Some people cull/sell or move them to a different tank to keep the lines as pure as possible, it's up to you what you do with them.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-30-2020, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Makes sense, pretty sure he was one of the extras included in my order and all those little red dots seemed indicative of a lower grade red. I just figured that the body would be more transparent as I've seen in some pictures.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-31-2020, 06:30 AM
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If you could get more pictures from the sides that would help.
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