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Hi there!

I have 6 dwarf shrimp in a 5.5gal tank that I just set up a week ago. I recently noticed 1 of my shrimp not moving with a light grey film-looking substance over him and thought he might've gotten sick and died without my noticing.

However another shrimp went over next to him, and now I can see the sick (looking) shrimp is slightly moving, but not much and not swimming.

My tank levels look good - a bit ammonia that I've been working on but other than that nothing else I can see. I'm new to dwarf shrimp ownership and want to do everything I can for him.

I've attached a photo of him - can anyone give a suggestion of what's happening?
Thanks in advance!
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You should have cycled the tank before introducing the shrimp. No ammonia or nitrites.

Those appear to be female shrimp... so that coloration you are seeing is the "racing stripe" - females get most frequently.
 

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Thinking, throw a pack of purigen in it, do a 20% with ro and salty shrimp. I mean that my go to start if stuff is weird. Everyones got their own way.
 
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