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Old 12-09-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Lumpy shrimp

I just picked this guy up and acclimated him and put him in my tank and I see a lump on his side or somthing attached to him. He seems ok , still doing the shrimp thing but seems to have a tumor type thing attached to him. Should I be concerned. ? Take him out ? Or just leave it assume he'll be fine?

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:51 PM   #2
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Well he's now somewhere in and around my liverock haven't seen it in a bit now
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:00 PM   #3
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Well he's came back out from hiding, he's the most adventurous of the 3 I put in. I guess I'll name him lumpy and let it rest. But has anyone seen this before? I got a better pic here also

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:48 PM   #4
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Sorry. Haven't seen it before. Doesn't look too good, though. Glad to hear he's acting normal. Hope he does okay!
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possibly getting ready to molt
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:51 PM   #6
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Had this on one of my peppermint shrimps. It could be a mad moult, injury or worse case a parasite. Qt him for awhile see how if it moults and goes away
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:01 PM   #7
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I would guess some type of sponge try google images and see if anything matches
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Is that it's real color? A sponge won't contract into the rocks.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:05 PM   #9
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It's an isopod parasite qt soon
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:19 AM   #10
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I found that out yesterday and performed shrimp surgery he's in recovery at the moment
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