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Old 02-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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Possible Amano Shrimp saddled?

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I've had my shrimp for about a week, and I am thankful every day that they are not dead haha. But, of course, this being my first time to own shrimp, I am concerned about every little thing. I am such a mom!

Anyways, it turns out my Amano "Clyde" might actually be a "Bonnie". But I'm not sure. Literally, the white in the Amano's saddle area was green-ish/clear (it's usual color) yesterday, then overnight - bam. White in the morning. So, IS it a saddle, or is it something that's...well...not?

EDIT: circled what I mean
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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Can you get a better picture of it and circle the area that you think is the saddle? It almost looks like a tapeworm or other worm to me. I've pulled one of these from a ghost shrimp before. It was large considering the size of the shrimp.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:06 AM   #3
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Can you get a better picture of it and circle the area that you think is the saddle? It almost looks like a tapeworm or other worm to me. I've pulled one of these from a ghost shrimp before. It was large considering the size of the shrimp.
If you mean the white stripe, that's normal. I added a photo circling what I meant. Also, it's very difficult for shrimp to get tapeworms (apparently)...non of my other shrimp are experiencing anything "tapeworm-ish"
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:13 AM   #4
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Amano shrimp need brackish water for the babies to survive. I believe they also have a larval stage, unlike most dwarf shrimps
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Amano shrimp need brackish water for the babies to survive. I believe they also have a larval stage, unlike most dwarf shrimps
Yeah I know . I'm not trying to breed amanos. One of my preggers cherry shrimp is all I can handle in that department now! haha!

Regardless, I'd just like to know if it's the (possible) female doing her regular stuff, or if it's something to worry about?
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Ohhh okay, sorry. I thought you were asking in hopes of breeding. Anyways as far as the worm/ saddle thing idk, sorry
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Ohhh okay, sorry. I thought you were asking in hopes of breeding. Anyways as far as the worm/ saddle thing idk, sorry
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I wasn't referring to the white stripe...I just wanted to make sure that you know where the saddle forms for clarification. It does appear to possibly be a saddle. Here is a link to the worm I found in my ghost shrimp a couple of years ago. I killed the shrimp and removed the tapeworm (it was a feeder shrimp). The pictures of it in the shrimp aren't the clearest...I mainly wanted to show that it was in the shrimp.

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Disease :: Tapeworm found in ghost shrimp 1 picture by bs6749 - Photobucket
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Eww...
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