Amano shrimp has muscular necrosis? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2020, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 20
Amano shrimp has muscular necrosis?

Hello! One of my Amano shrimp has a bent back? He still is very active and eats but doesn’t seem to be going straight. Could it be muscular necrosis?? He doesn’t seem to be going white however...

Please help!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	13FD4FD6-2B2D-428D-945A-68C1B798191E_1584925716498.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	180.1 KB
ID:	895205  

Click image for larger version

Name:	CEDDEDCC-1B13-4AD3-B413-EED8FB7C75AA_1584925739577.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	169.8 KB
ID:	895207  

Click image for larger version

Name:	E41AC71C-07D5-4FDA-9FEB-1B930A03251E_1584925754757.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	170.2 KB
ID:	895209  

Cami is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2020, 01:45 AM
snails are your friend
 
Blue Ridge Reef's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,838
I don't think so. Other than ghost shrimp, I've only had it in one strain of Caridina but it's whitening of the body that will catch your eye before it gets bad enough to change the shell much. And the shell itself will start flaking off before bending like this. I've hatched out many a fish with a bent spine over the years, I suppose there's no reason an invert couldn't have a similar genetic condition. Did this individual have a normal body "posture" before?

Nothing good happens fast in an ecosystem.
Blue Ridge Reef is online now  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2020, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Ridge Reef View Post
I don't think so. Other than ghost shrimp, I've only had it in one strain of Caridina but it's whitening of the body that will catch your eye before it gets bad enough to change the shell much. And the shell itself will start flaking off before bending like this. I've hatched out many a fish with a bent spine over the years, I suppose there's no reason an invert couldn't have a similar genetic condition. Did this individual have a normal body "posture" before?
Thank you for answering! That makes me feel better oof! And no, I don’t remember seeing this specific Amano shrimp with such a prominent bent shaped, so it is fairly new! Could it be having trouble molting?
Cami is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2020, 01:59 AM
snails are your friend
 
Blue Ridge Reef's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,838
Doubt it, molting shrimp aren't usually out and about. Wish I had any advice, but not 100% sure there's a problem. He's got food in his belly and doesn't seem unhealthy in any other way. I'd just keep an eye out.

Nothing good happens fast in an ecosystem.
Blue Ridge Reef is online now  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2020, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Ridge Reef View Post
Doubt it, molting shrimp aren't usually out and about. Wish I had any advice, but not 100% sure there's a problem. He's got food in his belly and doesn't seem unhealthy in any other way. I'd just keep an eye out.
Thank you 🙂
Cami is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2020, 04:21 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: PNW
Posts: 970
That looks odd for sure but it looks healthy, figure at that size if it was gonna kill it would if done so already.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Quint is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2020, 06:24 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Zoidburg's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Nevada
Posts: 3,175
Might be a molting issue?

If it survives long enough to molt again, maybe it'll "correct" itself?
Zoidburg is online now  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome