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sdlTBfanUK & Crabb
Thank for the insight and wisdom.. I just may need get a sep tank for the guppies... and will look for the Tangerine Tigers is there another common name for them ? 

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With the wealth of knowledge from experienced keepers here in SKF, we should have a repository of Shrimp Diseases where people can come to diagnose and hopefully find a cure to their shrimp's ailment.

Parasites: These might not necessarily be detrimental to the shrimp. Many live in a symbiotic relationship with the shrimp as can be seen in wild shrimp. But if it was me, I say burn them paras

Bacterial infection: This is one of those diseases that is still very difficult to diagnose in shrimp. There isn't much information around. Nor are there lots of pictures. Bacteria never stop and

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sdlTBfanUK

I'm not aware of any other names for them and think they are widely available in most countries, althouth I know Australia have strict import rules so they may not have made it to there?

Simon 

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Tangerine tiger are in Australia. Just need to find someone who has them and would like to sell some. That's the difficult part I suppose.

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Not sure where JLB is based, just guessing?? I found this seller in Australia but they are out of stock at the moment, but as JayC states,  they must be available in Australia! I don't know anything about the reliability of the seller as I am the othe side of the world?

https://abquatics.shop/collections/caridina-shrimp/products/tangerine-tigers

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I've never heard them called anything other than Tangerine Tiger Shrimp, or TTS. I have heard abquatics is a good, high quality seller. If I could get my colony going I'd be happy to give you some... but alas we aren't quite there yet, still waiting for colony growth! They can be found pretty easily in Australia, if you're located here, and you can easily find some in most metropolitan areas either at aquarium stores or through hobbyists. I get most of my shrimp from Gumtree sellers, and they're always very nice people with great prices. Good luck!

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I have two red Rilli shrimps with abnormalities. I am very new to shrimp and I want to make sure they aren’t diseased or carrying parasites.

this one has a slight shell discoloration

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this one has yellow/white things under her saddle.

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I can't see anything wrong in the pictures but they are a bit small to be able to see properly.

The yellow (saddle) on the second picture is the shrimps eggs.

Simon

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Hi all, 

Back again since last October! I realised I forgot to update on the yellow neos but the population was decimated and only 1 male and female remained, they've since repopulated the tank and there are now more than 100, has been smooth sailing since and couldn't be happier. As a result, I found that the h2o2 treatment was ineffective. 

I've been experiencing unexplained deaths - again - in my CRS tank with 2-3 deaths/day. They have extreme pale of colour and lethargy prior to death. Previously with the yellow neos, I was afraid of using chemicals but seeing how it brought my population down to one lone pair, I'm not prepared to go through that again! I'm vigilant with parameters and all remained within normal limits (0/0/5, kH 0, gH 3) but suspect the introduction of a new plant recently must've been the cause (I might start doing bleach dips from here on out).

After deaths for 1 week straight, I read this thread and luckily had Blue Planet's tetracycline on hand. I opted for 1/2 dose and plan to following the original post's frequency (water change tomorrow and re-dose again thereafter, as I believe I had done the same for fish). Does anyone have any objections/input for this dosage guideline, for shrimp? 

Moreover, has anyone used Kanamycin for invertebrates before? I've coupled it with Nitrafurazone for synergistic purposes which has worked extremely well in fish, although the latter appears contraindicated in invertebrates.

 

 

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Really pleased to hear that your yellow shrimp tank is sorted now and you didn't even have to buy any new shrimps to repopulate, bonus!

I hope the treatment of the CRS goes well, Ihaen't used any of those reatments so can't advise on those but would go with the info on the thread as that would be updated with the latest information/advice! 

Simon

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