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In my travels of trying to read up a bit on shrimp, I came across it being said a white inside is either a bacterial infection or muscle necrosis.
I have what I believe to be a Neocaridina Heteropoda that has been showing some whiteness on the insides.

It is housed in a community tank.
Nitrate = <10
Ph= 6.8
Gh = 179
Kh = 125.3
TDS = ? (dont know how to test for this)
water changes weekly

It is still swimming around a bit. Acting normal. But getting really white on the inside. Kind of thinking its the bacterial infection if those are the only 2 reasons.
I came across the Shrimp Medicine Cabinet thread and was thinking of trying the Seachem Paraguard in a seperate QT, but was wondering if thats how I should progress? And how would I dose it; as per directions or reduced for being shrimp?

And all other shrimps are fine. Ghosties and other neo het's are showing normal behavior/looks. Only the one is off.
 

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This is the best I can do with my camera. He has been hiding out in the moss wall or on the underside of a leaf on my crypt, makes it hard to get a decent pic
(and please dont judge my crummy moss wall, its the first one I made and didnt have enough moss to fill the whole thing out)
The other 3 neos and 1 ghost are still all clear, and hes been like this for awhile now
 

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that looks bacterial to me. get it out because if it dies and the other seat it they will get sick and keep and eye out for any others
 

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So i seperate him, can he be treated with regular dosing based on whatever products I use, scaled down to tank size of course? Or do I need to dose even lower?

And no local shops carry the Maracyn 2, but they do have the melafix and paraguard :(
 

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I stopped in a petsmart on unrelated shopping spree (wanted one of their baggie anubias nana's to fill in a blank spot), and I came across the Maracyn 2 on their clearence rack, so I got it and some melafix.

I know its not good to half-ass anything.... but for one shrimp and treating in a quarantine tank, my extra sponge filter is one of the really big double sponge ones. Kind of takes up a lot of room in the QT. Can I forgo the filter and just use an airstone and extra java moss for the 5 days for treatment? Including a partial water change on days 2 and 4 prior to dose?
 

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I stopped in a petsmart on unrelated shopping spree (wanted one of their baggie anubias nana's to fill in a blank spot), and I came across the Maracyn 2 on their clearence rack, so I got it and some melafix.

I know its not good to half-ass anything.... but for one shrimp and treating in a quarantine tank, my extra sponge filter is one of the really big double sponge ones. Kind of takes up a lot of room in the QT. Can I forgo the filter and just use an airstone and extra java moss for the 5 days for treatment? Including a partial water change on days 2 and 4 prior to dose?
Shouldn't be an issue. I kept Cherries happy and breeding in a kiddie pool with nothing more than a airstone. They don't produce much waste and their oxygen needs are quite low. Assuming you nano is larger than a quart or two, it should be able to house a shrimp for 5 days no problem.
 

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I have had that happen with RCS and tangerine tiger shrimp. I isolated the affected shrimp into their own tank and they are happily living in it. I moved the first one in about 6 months ago and there are currently 6 of them, all males. The last one was added 3 months ago. Whatever it is has not killed them nor has it stopped their appetite. I just find it strange that it only affected males so far and I have kept a close watch on the other shrimp. BTW I also have 3 amano shrimp in this tank with them and they have not contracted whatever it is. I have not treated the tank with anything but if Maracyn 2 will cure it I can give it a shot. I have some on hand that will soon expire anyway.
 

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I am currently on day 4 of treatment.

He still looks the same. If I am treating with maracyn2, is the cloudyness supposed to go away by day 5? or does it clear up after he is placed back in clear water?
And if its not cleared up after tomorrows 5th day treatment, should I try another med?
 
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