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    Can any of you guys tell me if this is normal (or abnormal) coloration for a red tiger?
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    Notice the whitish/cloudy region in its tail? Unfortunately I don't have a better picture at the moment. The coloring is more apparent in some of my other shrimp, and they all have it.

    I've had these shrimp for quite a while now. I am unsure if they always looked like this. Maybe I just didn't notice before? I sold some early on, but have halted sales on them since I noticed that something could be wrong with them. I would like to resume sales as their population has gotten fairly large, but I do not want to sell shrimp that could possibly have health issues.

    They breed and eat well, and otherwise seem to be healthy. There are no other signs of bacterial infection. I keep their water as stable and clean as possible. I don't fertilize the tank, and there are no other inhabitants to stress them.

    What should I/would you do with them?

    Tank parameters are:
    pH 6.5-6.8
    GH 4+/-
    KH 0-1
    TDS 200
    Temp 74F

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    Anybody?

    I'll try and get another picture if it helps.

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    If everything is ok, don't worry!
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    Keep it simple!

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    try and lower your TDS a little bit, most shrimps want a TDS < 200

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    Try to observe whether the cloudy patch gets bigger every time when you perform water change. If yes, then they are stressed by water parameter fluctuation.

    Based on my experience, TDS is not the issue. Most of my shrimps are living in TDS 300.

    One thing to take note, tiger shrimp prefer higher GH, such as 6 to 7. 4 dGH is too low.

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    They could have some slight signs of the white pigment. There is no problem yet, but watch out if it will turn milky white as one of the symptoms of the real sickness. You can try to add some calcium to the water or the feed them with the shrimp’s food plenty of calcium to see if there will be any changes and white pigment concentration will increase if so – it just a pigment and nothing to do with the treatment so far. Good luck.

    PS the shrimplets at the picture look like Tibee by the way

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    Thanks for share the post with us.

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    I think it happens rarely and you got a great click

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