I have a 10g skittles tank with around 30 cherry shrimp so far. Over the past fortnight I've noticed four berried females, but unfortunately tonight, I noticed a white fuzz on the faces of two of them (my favourites, Led Zeppelin and Clifford).
I believe it's vorticella, if somebody else can confirm?
Thankfully it isn't too bad yet, just a bit on the top and on their left side, but obviously I wanna treat this before it becomes fatal.
I did some research and a lot of people recommend aquarium salt dips, however I'm concerned. Are these salt dips safe for berried females, will they kill the eggs?
I'd hate for Led or Clifford to drop their eggs but I'd take it over them dying any day.
I'm setting them up in a quarantine tank tomorrow, once the salt arrives, but in the meantime I'm keeping an eye on them as well as the rest of the tank.
So far, only two have fuzz. They're both berried and they're the biggest of the tank, so I'm hoping they were just the easiest to latch onto.
Any advice? Is salt dangerous for them, do you recommend another treatment?