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Old 12-18-2004, 01:00 PM   #1
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Red Shrimp is turning white (Lysmata debelius) [PHOTO]

I introduced him in the aquarium about a week ago...
Then he molted and lost his bright red color...
He is becoming white!!!...
Is he sick?
Is there any other problem?

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Old 12-18-2004, 11:56 PM   #2
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Check your nitrates...they are sensitive to nitrate. If nitrates are good, and assuming you don't have readable ammonia/nitrite, I would look at iodine levels. This isn't usually something you have to worry about as long as you are doing regular water changes, but shrimp/crabs do require it for moulting and general health. Don't dose any iodine without checking the levels first though...it's very easy to overdose. Overdosing it could wipe out your tank. I would probably do a water change first and see if the shrimp improves though.
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Old 12-19-2004, 09:36 AM   #3
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