Urgent help needed Shrimps being attacked by parasites

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  1. dominodeluxe

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    Hi there about 4 months ago I bought 2 Allard clowns and I didn't notice anything at the petshop ,but when I saw them in my tank I noticed the one had some protozoan looking spots I bought some Spirulina and....gone till now the only diffrence is that its not on my fish its underneath my shrimps flaps(swimerets). It formed a huge mass of this protozoan like parasites underneath my cleaner shrimps please give any advice it will be apprecited.
     
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  3. Ari

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    Tell me... what are your parameters?
     
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    lol, congrats it's pregnant, should turn green soon
     
  5. dominodeluxe

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    Hi
    My parameters are as follows

    nitrates 0
    phosphate 0
    nitrite 0
     
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    You sure it's not just shrimp eggs?
     
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    Are you sure its pregnant cause its eating it.
     
  8. Ari

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    If it's eating it then it means you not feeding it enough food! It's hungry bru :)
     
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    there is not a lot of parasites that host on shrimps and fish. None that I know about. More likely its just eggs. She will sit and flap water over them frequently. Once released they are excellent fish food.
     
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    ^ +1, my shrimps have this all the time. Fish and coral go nuts when they hatch.
     
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    You're gonna be a daddy!!! for a few minutes at least... :lol:
     
  12. dominodeluxe

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    Shot Thanks guys
     
  13. Tony

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    Pity you'll never see the kids. The shrimp is just carrying eggs which will probably become fish and coral food
     
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