Like my aquarium luck couldn't get any better...
Is his eye missing?!
It does look like he's missing an eye.
Yup that does look like you have a one eyed shrimp...He should be fine.
Is the white a fungus or is it just from the injury?
I'm shocked because it's just RCS in this tank. No idea how it happened.
Have you had him for a while and you just noticed the eye was missing now, or did you get him from the LFS like that? Either way, just keep the water clean/do regular water changes and it should heal if it just happened.
I just got 5 new shrimp last Thursday but he was not in that batch. I got that one maybe a month or two ago? I don't recall any shrimp having only 1 eye. So i think its a recent injury.
I had an amano shrimp that lost an eye from an aggressive betta. He's now affectionately known as Popeye He's been in the tank for 4 months without the eye and is doing great! In fact, he's much more lively than a lot of my shrimp. I assume that the white area is just part of the injury. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Shrimp are tough little guys
No way i have a 1 eyed cory named popeye! I bought him that way a few weeks ago. They gave a 20% discount for him.
Haha I thinks the name is adorable! And I'm glad you bought him! Most fish do totally fine with just one eye.
That's adorable! I'll have to come up with a name that's punny.
I'm just worried because I think one of my other shrimp died today. His legs were moving but he was on his side. I think a snail was trying to eat him but I can't really tell. Unfortunately I can't reach that part of the tank with my net so I'll have to get him out another way... that is... if he died.
I came back from a 3 day weekend and my tank was half empty... seems this stupid built in filter overflowed... i added about 2.5 gallons back in the tank.
I'm having the most rotten luck with my tanks this year. Hopefully little 1 eyed shrimp can adjust. Poor guy
How about One-Eyed Jack? Also, I'm sorry about the loss of your other shrimp.
It never gets easier does it sorry about your shrimp. But on the bright side, the one-eyed fella is probably doing just fine. Maybe quarantine him in a smaller tank with some place to hide and feed him algae wafers if you want to be extra safe.
Too bad my 10g QT is taken by 3 neons which two might have columaris (spelling) and my emergency hospital 5.5g is taken by a different shrimp with ellobiopsidae. *sigh* I swear I take good care of my fish! Lol. The shrimp and neons came in sick.
I'll just do an extra water change the next couple weeks! On the other hand, I counted about 10 little baby shrimps!
Update: i definitely think he died from a failed moult. Poor baby I think he was from the newest batch.
It's a pirate shrimp!
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