Ghost Shrimp Dying?

  1. R

    Racing1113 Well Known Member Member

    Has anyone ever seen a ghost shrimp that looked like this and lived? I got some more shrimp 4 days ago and I'm pretty sure this guy is one of the new ones but they're impossible to tell apart lol. I know they turn white/pink when they die so I figured he was about to die but he's been looking like this for 2+ days and still swimming around and eating.

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  2. maggie thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    It could be experiencing a difficult molt. Adding iodide in the form of a liquid supplement might be helpful if that's the situation.
     
  3. leftswerve

    leftswerve Well Known Member Member

    Hello, is that under a black light(glo light)? If so, what does it look like under normal aquarium daylight? Typically when they look something like that, it is because of what they ate. So if you have ornaments painted with fluorescent paint, there is your culprit.
     


  4. OP
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    R

    Racing1113 Well Known Member Member

    Yes that was under a blue light for my glofish. This is what he looks like in regular light. The back half of his body is white instead of clear.

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  5. maggie thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    That still looks like a poor molt.
     
  6. OP
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    R

    Racing1113 Well Known Member Member

    How do I do the iodide? In a bath? Or just put it in the tank?
     
  7. maggie thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    You supplement your tank with it. There's a product Kent Marine Iodine you can add.
     
  8. OP
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    R

    Racing1113 Well Known Member Member

    Oh ok thanks! I'll check it out
     
  9. Caitlin86

    Caitlin86 Well Known Member Member

    3 of my ghost shrimp turned that milky color and died days after.