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Im really struggling with finding information on this. I have a tropical 38 liter tank, planted, with only 2 shrimp in. Ive been away and someone looked after them, i had a fish which died a couple days ago. I was going to make it into a all shrimp tank until I just noticed that one of them has Ellobiopsidae, green fungus below them. Im really unsure what to do and there is so much mixed information. Any help appreciated.
 

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I had to look this one up. But the first link I found enticing is the one below. Looks like someone did a bunch of research already. Treatments, which there are a few, are almost halfway down the page. If I were you I would scan this page as there seems to be decent info throughout and not just read the treatments.


One thought I had... Take those two out, treat the tank and start over.... But I understand wanting to save your little guys.

Good Luck!
 

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Make sure it's the algae (cladogonium ogishimae) first and not eggs. Although, it is pretty easy to tell them apart if you have good eyes.

After that... it's up to you if you want to cull, attempt treatment or otherwise.
 

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I had to look this one up. But the first link I found enticing is the one below. Looks like someone did a bunch of research already. Treatments, which there are a few, are almost halfway down the page. If I were you I would scan this page as there seems to be decent info throughout and not just read the treatments.


One thought I had... Take those two out, treat the tank and start over.... But I understand wanting to save your little guys.

Good Luck!
Thank so much, really appreciate it. Im going to give it my best shot.
 

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Post a photo of the shrimp in question so we can help you verify what your shrimp is actually experiencing. If it's what you think it is, I would then isolate/quarantine the impacted shrimp for treatment. That way you aren't impacting the entire tank - unless you plan to tear it down and restart.

I've found that there are a few that can work (some mentioned in the above link) but nothing is guaranteed. Rid Ich X-treated food. Peroxide. Salt dips. Quick Cure dips. But I generally start with a few salt dips to see how that works. If it doesn't work and the shrimp seems healthy, I move on to Rid Ich food or dip. For the most part, impacted shrimp are usually dead by the time I get to that stage if they're going to die. If they're alive? There's usually a greater than 50% chance I get rid of it and they go on to thrive.

One thing I always do is quarantine them in a container with alder cones/almond leaves or other leaf litter. Sometimes that alone is enough.

Do you want to reuse the current setup or break it all down and restart?

Im really struggling with finding information on this.
I had to look this one up.
Here's the thing. You're on one of the most comprehensive freshwater shrimp resources on the planet - this forum. I looked at this from the perspective of a newcomer. It took me less than a minute using the search function to find resources for what to do. Did you try the search function?

Because you don't have to be redirected to some other, random website. It's literally all right at your fingertips and you're already using it.

Search is your friend here. For real. Especially if you're already on the forum.
 
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