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    Today I found some sort of infection (parasite) at my RCS body. What kind of infection it is and how I can treat this?

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    I just saw somebody with the shrimp got this parasite on the body. From the discussion, they didn't come out with a treatment. But the shrimp need to be separated from the others because it spread out. The reason for this parasite is poor and dirty water from the source they come from.
    And sadly the shrimp will die eventually!

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    its a Achlya Saprolegnia. kind of fungus. use JBL Fungol or Cilex Brustmann for your shrimp

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    Thank you for reply. Unfortunately shrimp is dead.

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    Hello! I just joined this thread because of my findings on this fungal infection and was looking for more insight.

    I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your shrimp.

    This is ellobiopsidae.

    Its a new fungal infection that has appeared in wild caught shrimp from the pacific ocean. Not much is known about this infection and there is not a for sure way to cure it. The shrimp seem to have a 50/50 chance of making it.

    People have tried salt dips, meds, and blacking out the tank. This is what the place I bought my shrimp from sent to me:



    Yes, that is Ellobiopsidae unfortunately. The best option you can do would be to isolate the shrimp in a qt tank and treat both with Paragaurd. A salt bath may help as well but it may not. There are lots of reports that say it can go wither way out there. This is a fungal infection that not a whole lot is known about yet. So as far as treatment goes there have been no sure fire ways to do it yet. We have been looking into this issue as well. We have seen paragaurd work sometimes but not all of the time. We have been tried to isolate infected shrimp and blacked out the qt tank and after 4 days or so it was mostly all gone! I can't guarantee that it will work but it is certainly a viable option as the fungus feeds on light too so it died off for us on a lot of the shrimp.



    Here is a video of my shrimp with ellobiopsidae: youtu.be/kyxo7sz99TA
    Keep in mind that they're at very early stages and when it progresses it looks almost like lime green colored broccoli.

    I separated the shrimp because I read that it may be contagious. He's in a 5.5g which is currently blacked out until the paraguard arrives.

    Keep an eye out on your other shrimp for the next week or so.

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    You would think with it being a fungle infection all you would have to do is clean the aquarium very well and up the water changes ,make the shrimp molt and remove then remove the molt.

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