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Immediate Ghost Shrimp Help!!!!!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Kayla88, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Kayla88 Valued Member Member

    I just purchased albino cories, ghost shrimp and a mystery snail. I'm currently acclimating them. I just noticed one of the shrimp has a giant white bump on its side. What could that be?? Could the other shrimp be infected?? And can it cross over to my cories?? I haven't put any of them in the tank yet.

  2. BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Could you post a picture?

  3. Kayla88 Valued Member Member

    That's the best I could do. They're still in the bag.

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  4. KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    I would quarantine the shrimp and take the one with an issue back to the store. You know there is a problem and you don't want your main tank getting ill.
  5. Kayla88 Valued Member Member

    I don't have a quarantine tank currently and the store is 45 minutes away. I only paid $1 for 10 of them so I'm not too worried about price. I just need to know if it's safe to add the rest of the shrimp to my tank. I'm not adding that one for sure. I just put in 8 albino cories and a mystery snail. I'm more worried about them getting ill.
  6. KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    I could give a better opinion if I could see the affected shrimp.
  7. Kayla88 Valued Member Member

    I post a pic at the top of the thread.
  8. KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    I can't really see through the bag to determine what it had or if the other shrimp could be affected.
  9. Kayla88 Valued Member Member

    That's the best I can do. It's a giant white bump on its side surrounded by tiny black dots. They're all currently in a home depot bucket so a picture in that wouldn't turn out well.
  10. Kayla88 Valued Member Member

    All I really need to know is, are there parasites or infections that can cross over to my cories from the shrimp?
  11. bigdreams Well Known Member Member

    Is there a clean 5 gallon bucket you could use ? Like they orange ones from home depot? Quick and dirty QT tank for now.

    Possibly yes. Shrimp are cheap but your corys aren't... just stick them in a bucket
  12. Kayla88 Valued Member Member

    What should I do with them in the bucket? Is there a certain medication I should use? I don't have an extra filter or heater so they're just hanging out.
  13. Monrankim New Member Member

    Ghost shrimp sold as feeders are notoriously unhealthy. They are shipped roughly and mass (in) bred. Whenever I have bought them in the past, most of them would die shortly after. My tanks are densely planted and the water parameters are closely watched so I know it wasn't me. I always had better luck with shrimp sold for keeping rather than feeding and wild-caught ghost/grass shrimp. I have have some wild ghosts that have been going strong in my tanks for 6 months now. IMO I don't think it's a disease but probably an injury or an abnormality. Unless you have an air stone they won't last long in the bucket. I do like the idea of a bucket for a small QT tank though. That's clever. All you would need is a 10 buck air pump and a stone or a cheap sponge filter. You possibly use a storage bin too as long as it wasn't too flimsy
  14. Kayla88 Valued Member Member

    Thanks for the input. I'm thinking of adding the remainder of the shrimp to my tank and keeping the bulging shrimp out. I assume it's horsehair worms. None of the other shrimp look like they have them but it's hard to tell.