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Hi everyone,

Im super new to keeping shrimps. I’ve had a couple of cherry shrimps for about a week now and one of them has a strange white colouring on their back it appeared overnight/this morning and I’m not sure if I should be worried.

Thanks,

Ben

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Are you talking about the light orange patches on the back of the shrimp as I can't see any 'white'??

I have had red chrerry shrimp that have a lighter colour stripe along its back, so similar.

If your shrimp are only a few days old then they may just be getting back to their normal colour as they settle into a new environment and the different water parameters. The shrimp may also be about to molt due to the change of water?

I don't think you need to worry at this point, but just keep an eye on it.

The nearest I came up with from the disease thread was muscular necrosis, but it doesn't look quite right for that to me?

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Simon has nailed it. 

It's not muscular necrosis, as you wouldn't be able to see it on a shrimp like this. You can only see muscular necrosis on shrimps with transparent shells.

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