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post #11 of 20 Old 10-25-2008, 04:12 AM
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ive seen specs of white on some of mine here and there. i think when they molt they get slight color changes but am unsure if they keep that color.

however mine do have red claws and almost like elbos? lol and yes you can see through them to indicate what they've been eating

a complete white shrimp usually means a dead shrimp. has it moved? you may want to check if hes alive so it doesnt foul your water
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post #12 of 20 Old 10-25-2008, 08:34 PM
white or translucent? when i said white i meant it looks like they're filled with milk or sumthing and its completely opaque... if its whitish or cloudy its fine, but if its completly white and its still alive... then i dunno... thats wierd...
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post #13 of 20 Old 10-27-2008, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
i mean shes filled with white ness. she dead now. I found her corpse cut in half and being devoured by the other shrimps. Her entire insides was white

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post #14 of 20 Old 10-29-2008, 07:34 PM
Well i have a shrimp too and generally if they're sick, such as being exposed to copper sulfate, they will turn white slowly, then die, and turn completly white
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post #15 of 20 Old 10-30-2008, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
I see, the ferts I put in the tank have .0005% copper but I was told on these forums that would be okay

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post #16 of 20 Old 11-01-2008, 02:33 AM
well i dont know what level is it acceptable but i did seve food to my betta once that ahd copper sulfate in it and the one time he left a pelelt out and it sank, all ym shrimp died from eating a bit of it
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post #17 of 20 Old 11-06-2008, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
I wonder what my shrimps are eating... now another shrimp is turning white. It almost seems as if when they eat the corpse of another white shrimp, they become infected as well. I wonder if its some form of invert virus?

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post #18 of 20 Old 11-06-2008, 11:01 PM
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Hmm well, if one shrimp ate some copper and died, then the other shrimp eat that one's corpse, I wouldn't be surprised if they ingested some copper, too.

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post #19 of 20 Old 11-07-2008, 12:38 AM
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I wonder what my shrimps are eating... now another shrimp is turning white. It almost seems as if when they eat the corpse of another white shrimp, they become infected as well. I wonder if its some form of invert virus?

im unsure, but ghost shrimp arnt usually kept in the best of conditions as they usually are harvested by the thousands because they are meant to be used as feeder shrimp but do make great pets.
there are also both fresh and saltwater shrimp that i'd be willing to bet get mixed up frequently, so when keeping them as pets they tend to die within a few days to a few weeks.
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post #20 of 20 Old 11-10-2008, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
but Ive had these shrimps for months! now it seems that when one dies, another turns white, becomes lethargic then dies. I think all my malaysian trumpet snails are dead too! NOne are moving and i havent seen in baby running around. When i clean the tank with a syphon, i suck up a bunch of babies but there so small i cant tell if there live or not. I think it may have something to do with the copper. Im guessing i should change ferts. Something safe for inverts. ANy suggestions?

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