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Chitinolytic bacterial disease, Shell disease, Brown spot disease, Black spot disease, Burned spot disease, Rust disease? A few of my snowballs are coming down with this. im not sure if it was the new shrimp but its a little sus that after I added them to the tank I have an out break ive never had before. has any one got any tips?

my ammonia was up a little at.25ppmish Nitrate and Nitrite 0 Kh 71-89 tds 177 temp is 26. So fare i have droped 1/3 of the water, boiled so cholla wood and added the water to the 1/3 water replacement to get some tannins in there. And added 2 caps of prime to the system to drop the ammonia quickly. I could probably drag a portable ac in to drop the temp down if its going to help

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2OFUS

i d also boil Afew almond leaves and make a concentrate almond leave tea and add it in little bits to ur whole system

I'd also add alittle bit of internal parasite clear just Incase it helps the shrimp

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Indian almond leaves are also an anti bacterial

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Ok ive been snapping away geting post mortem pics and some on live shrimp, a couple off them look like its turned white and is fading out so im hopefull my cholla log tea has worked i reboiled them and added the water and the logs to the tank so fingers crossed they pull through. Praying my ial turn up tomorrow and I can get them in there too.

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