Parasite Inside Shrimp. Advice/Help Needed Please.

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I honestly thought it was part of the shrimp's intestines until it started to "wriggle".
There's probably about 3 mature shrimp that I can visibly see that's infected with them.

Is it planaria or hydra?

Is it too late to use No Planaria once it's inside their bodies?IMG_6796.JPG

Sorry for the prompt thread, I'm sure I have many more questions to ask but it's nearly midnight here & I just got home from work...
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Can you circle what you think is planaria
And while your at it let's have more photos
If it is planaria the shrimp will be dead within minutes but all I'm seeing at the moment are shrimp eggs in the body
 
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Shrimp eggs???

Sorry for the poor quality pic but that long (yellowish in the pic) bit inside the body isn't segmented into individual eggs...it's alive & moving. I watched this shrimp for several minutes & the "thing" is definitely wriggling inside the shrimp...it was actually straight inside the shrimp's body & the moment it started moving was when I took the pic.

What comes to mind is those parasites that live in snails picked up from bird droppings...

The shrimp is still alive & appears healthy & active.

Does planaria or hydra burrow & grow inside the body?
If not planaria/hydra is there other types of parasites?
 

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Hydra isn't an internal parasite, so it's really just planaria that you'd need to be concerned about for the time being.

To help with diagnostics, could you get a video? You'll need to post it to something like YouTube, but then you can add a link here so we can see the wiggling more clearly.
 
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Thank you for verifying that Richie.
I still swear it appeared to be wriggling inside the shrimp last night.

You've put my mind at ease & I'll put her back in the main tank in the morning.
Much appreciated.
 

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You now know you have at least3 with saddles which I circled, and for you seeing movement would be natural, those eggs are not fully developed and they will move if she wants them to
 
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Cheers again!!!
Some of my shrimp are low grade Cherries so I guess seeing eggs developing in their translucent bodies got me freaking out it was a parasite growing...

Newbie mistake.
 

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