Dear All, advice please!
I have a berried RCS shrimp that is looking rather pale and just wondering if she needs something or if this is normal? She's been carrying eggs for about 2 weeks and seems otherwise completely normal and healthy (out and about, swimming, eating and generally like all the others). But I've noticed that her colour has been fading the last week or so and she now looks much paler / pinker than the other shrimp. Any thoughts or suggestions please?
It's weekly water change day tomorrow - should I do a w/c or maybe miss it in case this is molting related? this is my first shrimp pregnancy, so any help / advice appreciated!
You can hopefully see in lower picture that she is much paler / pinker than the others. The paleness is mostly in a wide stripe down her back, sides are still pretty red. It's more noticeable in person that it comes across in photos.
Many thanks, James
Tank info, in case useful: 10 litre nano tank with 6 RCS and 9 very small rasbora. Weekly 10-20% water changes, temp 28.0C, pH 6.8-7.0, 7 dGH, 2dKH, 250-260 TDS (if pen correct), Ammonia, Nitrite and Phosphate all 0, Nitrate 0-5 ppm, using soft tap water with Equilibrium to raise GH from 4 to 7, daily fertilising using Seachem recommended dosing (all products except Advance, stopped Excel about 1 week ago), no C02, Amazonia substrate, lots of Christmas moss over stones and floating salvinia (sp?), cholla wood and ball of subwassertang. Tank about 2 months old, stable, fully cycled for 1.5 months. Dosed "No planaria" 1 week back at recommended dose over 2 days (missed 3rd day) to clear hydra ahead of shrimplet arrival. Plants, shrimp and fish otherwise all seem happy and healthy.