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Amano shrimp - unusual internal appearance

Nautilus143

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I've just noticed that one of my Amanos looks quite different internally to the others. There is a long brownish thing in the top part of its body, just below the stripe on its back. I'm concerned it could be some sort of parasite, although a Google search didn't show me anything that looked similar to this. I've attached two photos, the first is of a "normal" shrimp and the second is the one I'm worried about. Any ideas what it could be?
 

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Congratulations, it's a girl! -what you're seeing is the saddle(undeveloped eggs) Amano will mature and breed in freshwater, but the eggs won't hatch unless they're in brackish water also the other is a girl, they don't look any different to me , most shrimpy problems show on the outside
Amazing, thank you! The shrimp were really small when I got them, it's nice to know they're growing up well 🙂 the one with the saddle is getting a bit aggressive with the others over food. Perhaps she is ready to breed soon.
 

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