Frequently Asked Questions

Why are My Cherry Shrimp Turning White?

Cherry Shrimp turning white might be displaying symptoms of a condition known as “White Muscle Disease”. It’s a nutritional disorder commonly linked to a lack of proper diet, particularly a deficiency in vitamins and minerals.

Aggravating factors could include sub-optimal water conditions. High nitrate levels, drastic temperature shifts, or water parameters mismatching their optimal range could all contribute to stress, ultraviolet (UV) light exposure can also cause color loss in Cherry shrimp.

Ensure you provide varied nutrition to your shrimp, taking in both plant- and protein-based foods. Regularly monitor and maintain the water parameters to match their requirements, which include pH, temperature, ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite levels.

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