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Old 01-11-2007, 11:50 PM   #1
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black specs on my cleaner shrimp

i just noticed today that my cleaner has tiny black specs on his body, and there is actually quite a few. hes still acting normal and eating. he hasnt molted in probly a couple weeks though do you think thats why and hes just getting ready to or is he sick.
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I believe Dr. Shimek has suggested that these black spots could be a fungal infection based upon similar looking spots on crabs. You might be able to find some more information searching.
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I had a fire shrimp that it happened to. It looked like burn spots, he molted a few days after and was bright and back to normal. BUT, like Steven said, I would look into it, mine may have been a fluke...
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I also had a fire or blood shrimp that after he molted the spots disapeared too. I dont know why he had them in the first place.
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ya i noticed my peppermint shrimp has em too. i hadnt seen him in a day or two cause hes a good hider so idk when he got them. but ill check it out and i think tomorrow ill be in town close to the lfs so ill ask them also.
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