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I apologize for the quality of my photos. I've never heard much about Amano shrimp illnesses, but there appears to be something wrong with one of mine. He has this weird orangey-pink growth on his head/rostrum. I think it is slowly getting bigger. He also has the same color spots on his tail/telson and it seems that it might be eroding his tail. It is still there in the same places after a molt and after he molted he is also missing one of his legs.


None of the other shrimp in the tank seem affected (Singapore, neos, pinocchios, other Amanos). He is moving and eating normally. This has been going on for about a month now.


Currently the shrimp is in quarantine. Two courses of Kanaplex, flakes with praziquantel and metronidazol, and SeaChem Paraguard have had no effect.


Has anyone here seen anything similar? If I can't cure him, how does one humanely euthanize a shrimp?
 

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Poor little bugger I am no help I have never seen that sort of "thing" before.....
Hope the shrimp docs on here have an answer!
 

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I think I have seen that on Ghost shrimp before but not to sure..ya I wont be of much help either since I have never seen any of that on mine!! but I have used SeaChem Paraguard for some time but lately i have been using the kordon brand Herbal Formula bottle since I have heard its a good all around helper like the paraguard but so far see like it might be the same...ya i know my post didnt really help at all lol sorry
 

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Bummer. Almost looks like a tumor.

I too would like to know how to humanely euthanize shrimp or other inverts, just in case.

I used to volunteer at a wildlife rehab center, and we would gas feeder rats and very small rescues with C02 if they needed to be put down, but I'm not sure how well that would work with aquatic animals.

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This might not be related... but....



"Rust disease" or "Fire blight"

Rost- Brandfleckenkrankheit bei Garnelen/Krebsen - Crustakrankheiten.de


Or maybe???


Intestinal Parasites

http://www.crustakrankheiten.de/krankheiten-bei/garnelen-krebse-aquarium/darmparasiten/


And....


Bacterial Infections

http://www.crustakrankheiten.de/krankheiten-bei/garnelen-krebse-aquarium/bakterielle-infektionen/



And since some of these pages are talking about injuries..... this might be relevant, too.


Injuries

http://www.crustakrankheiten.de/krankheiten-bei/garnelen-krebse-aquarium/verletzungen/




Sorry though that the pages aren't in English.... I had to translate the pages myself to try and understand them.
 
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