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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

Simon

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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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Tetracycline seems to have worked a treat 🙂 Also had another tank fall victim to the same infection. Went with 1/2 dose again and noticed deaths in both tanks completely stopped the day after, especially when a provisional diagnosis of infection is suspected. Great treatment, would definitely recommend.

After speaking to an Asian breeder and some digging around, it seems they too, opt for a combination of erythromycin and tetracycline in such cases.

What I've learned from this experience is that cross contamination is possible. I was careless.       

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13 hours ago, kthien said:

Tetracycline seems to have worked a treat 

Thanks for the feedback. Glad it worked for you.

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Thanks for the update and I am pleased to hear it worked! Cross contamination is very easy to do but difficult to avoid with most people only using one item (like a net etc) between several tanks without giving it much thought!

Simon

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Hey guys, I wanted to keep tetracycline on hand and noticed in the OP, Oxymav B was suggested after Blue Planet. At 100g, it is much cheaper than BP, as well as oxytetraycline from eBay. As it is not intended for use in aquarium, rather birds, is it safe to use? TIA

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23 minutes ago, kthien said:

is it safe to use?

It should be. Oxytetracycline is still a tetracyline antibiotic. Usage is still the same - Dissolve in water to treat bacteria. Doesn't matter if it's for birds or fish or shrimp.

 

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9 hours ago, jayc said:

It should be. Oxytetracycline is still a tetracyline antibiotic. Usage is still the same - Dissolve in water to treat bacteria. Doesn't matter if it's for birds or fish or shrimp.

 

Thanks jayc. I contacted the website selling it and they advised against it so wanted reassurance was all. 

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6 hours ago, kthien said:

the website selling it and they advised against it

They are playing it safe, as they have a reputation to uphold. So they will always say no. 

All the tetracycline products I have are also sold in pet shops for birds. 

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