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Hullo!
I have included pictures of my shrimp. No fuzz, just spots. Moving and eating normally. No other shrimp or fish are ill.
10 gallon tank
Sponge filter
Eheim mini - 3.5 gallons, more to produce water flow
0-0-5
6.5 pH
120 gH
40 gH
30ish% Weekly water changes, but I had to delay by 3 days this week due to company.
I dose every other day with one pump of NA Thrive. I dose one chamber full of the fluval mini CO2.
Temp is about 76.8. most recent change has been the addition of catappa leaves over the last 3 weeks.
 

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Neocaridina develop "stripes" like that down their back as they age and near the end of their lives. This one's stripe is just a bit more messy than they usually are.
Thank you! It makes sense as I have had the blues for a little while now. I guess I have just never seen that before.

I have been incredibly diligent on the tank so I was worried I had erred in my care routine.

Thank you again for taking the time to answer :)
 

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Ditto to what has already been said.

Females are more likely to develop this coloration, especially as they age and mature. So yes, it's completely normal.
 
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