View Full Version : Yellow fire neon, white spots under the shell, parasite, fangous or bactieria?

3rd Jun 2014, 07:35 AM
Hello, can anyone help me identify this? not sure what disease it is and what I should do. thanks.

sorry for the quality of the Photos, taken by my smart phone.

The White spots are growing inside the Shell, in the grill area, the white spots can be removed by using a needle tip, they just stick on the inside surface of the carapace.

I noticed some shrimps are infected by this and later on more shrimps are infected, white spots growing slowly from one small spot to a bigger area.

I also notice the shrimps molt more frequent than other shrimps in other tanks.


23rd Jul 2014, 03:15 PM
I've noticed these on my yellow as well, I think read someone on TPT said they were harmless. I believe its fungus that grows on the carapace of the shrimp which is why they molt, attempting to get them off.

Its the white parasites that look like worms you have to be worried about. I've been dosing Paraguard just be safe, hopefully someone can clue us in.