COPY AND PASTED FROM ANOTHER POST IN WHICH GHOST SHRIMP WAS THE TOPIC:
I purchased 5 ghost shrimp...got home and there were six in the bag. My plan is/was 3 in with a betta in a 10 gal. and 2 in with a betta in a 5 gal. (now I'll probably do 4 and 2).
I really don't want to sign up with another site if my question can be answered here, so I'll give it go...
5 of my new shrimp are mostly clear/glassy looking except for what appears to be normal "inards". 1 shrimp has what looks like a ball of white cottony stuff nearer his tail than his head...just a ball of it..otherwise the rest of this guy is completely see-through.
In some preliminary internet research it appears he may have a worm. So, these are my questions:
1) Should I go ahead and put him in with the betta and just see what happens? Why?
2) Should I put him in a QT tank and see what happens and treat somehow? Why?
3) Should I just cul this guy? If so, why?
Thanks for your suggestions in advance.