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Shrimp Fungus?!


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I just got some shrimp from someone (I'll disclose where, after I know more, if I feel it's appropriate) and some have green stuff on their undersides.  Did I just contaminate my tank by putting them in population? Anybody know more about this stuff?  Please advise.  Sorry for the bad pics.

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I'm not an expert on this by any means - I don't know if it transfers by contact, or just through the water.  However, you definitely want to isolate out anyone that shows the fungus.  From what I have read, I think recovery is pretty low chance - they're probably only going to get worse, unfortunately.  But, as I understand, it's not automatic that everyone in the tank gets it, so I would get the affected ones out as soon as possible to minimize the damage.

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It is NOT A FUNGUS!

Below is what I wrote earlier in this thread.

http://www.shrimpspot.com/index.php?/topic/3175-green-fungal-infection-on-red-cherry-swimmerets/

 

"It may be a protozoan of the Ellobiopsidae familty and not a fungal infection. Antifungals might have little effect. In order to protect your other healthy shrimps, I would euthanize the shrimp ASAP and clean the tank to be on the safe side.

 

Here is a article in German about this parasite.

In addition what I wrote above it basically says that not too much is known about it and that it is no clear if it is really harmful. It is mainly found in animals imported from Asia.

 

http://www.crustahun...-ellobiopsidae/

 

 

http://www.jstor.org...an_tab_contents

 

BUY SHRIMPS LOCALLY, IF POSSIBLE."

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