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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-07-2020, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Shrimp with weird coloration and then disappeared

Hi everyone! This is my first time posting.

So I've had 2 Amanos and 4 Neocaridinas for 3 months now. I have a planted no-filter tank. I've dealt with Vorticella and Scutariella Japonica (already fought off), but otherwise that the shrimps seem very healthy. They have bred and I have around 20 baby shrimps.

A few days ago I discovered that this shrimp had a weird coloration (I have Blue Diamonds), I thought it was just a color change but the next day I noticed that the shrimp didn't eat, acted weird and had a tic in her front arms if that makes sense. She didn't seem healthy. I researched info about this online but I couldn't find anything. The water parameters were fine. I took this picture:

Yesterday I didn't saw the shrimp. I looked EVERYWHERE for them to hide and it was not there. Today I just accepted she died... But I can't explain how she disappeared like that. Maybe the other shrimps eat the corpse? That fast?

If anyone would help me identify the cause so this doesn't happen again... Is it any type of disease? Thank you so much in advance.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-08-2020, 04:50 AM
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Could it be muscular necrosis? That claw doesn't look normal.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-09-2020, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Is it? The images I've seen seem to have a white opaque color, while she was tranparent and with a pale color. If it's muscular necrosis, what can I do to prevent it?

Today I've found a dead baby shrimp, and another adult seems to be going to the same path as the other... Not eating, resting in a leaf... Almost not moving and when doing so with a weird small movements. What sould I do? I'm really worried I love my shrimps so much
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