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Shrimp expert help - what’s going on with his face?

christinecrites

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I know noticed one of my orange shrimp’s Rostrum looks messed up, but otherwise seems ok and eating? Can anyone identify what might be going on? He resides in a tank with other shrimp and a few assassin snails but no fish.

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Poor thing! As others have said, next time she moults it should get better. It's just a bad moult, it happens occasionally, don't worry :). Just be aware the next moult might be more difficult, so keep an eye on her.

If your not already feeding a specialist invertabrate food containing a certain amount of minerals like iodine, calcium etc., now might be a good time to start. Not usually actually neccesary for shrimp, but can reduce the chances of this sort of thing occuring.
 

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Poor thing! As others have said, next time she moults it should get better. It's just a bad moult, it happens occasionally, don't worry :). Just be aware the next moult might be more difficult, so keep an eye on her.

If your not already feeding a specialist invertabrate food containing a certain amount of minerals like iodine, calcium etc., now might be a good time to start. Not usually actually neccesary for shrimp, but can reduce the chances of this sort of thing occuring.
This.

Mineral food supplements are the most important food to feed in my opinion
 

christinecrites

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Poor thing! As others have said, next time she moults it should get better. It's just a bad moult, it happens occasionally, don't worry :). Just be aware the next moult might be more difficult, so keep an eye on her.

If your not already feeding a specialist invertabrate food containing a certain amount of minerals like iodine, calcium etc., now might be a good time to start. Not usually actually neccesary for shrimp, but can reduce the chances of this sort of thing occuring.
Thanks for the extra advice with regards to food, I do feed shrimp food, but I will pay closer attention to what is in it. Fingers crossed the next moult goes well and maybe rights itself.
 

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Well I thought this little guy had perished because shortly after my last post I had not seen him. Tonight I was restless and took a soft light to my shrimp tank being curious as to what they were up to and low and behold this little guy. He appears to have lost most of his coloration an
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d markings, but he did have an orange stripe while all the rest of my guys are yellow. His face also looks all back to normal 😌
 

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