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CBS growth    2/1/11
Hello again.
I have attached a few photographs of my Banded Coral Shrimp.
It appears to have a growth on it (Left side about center body, flesh colored) and I am wondering if you can help me out. It does not act sick and has molted several times about once a month or so.
I was wondering if I should try to capture the shrimp and attempt to remove the growth, or leave it be.
<I would leave it be>
Or remove the shrimp altogether and humanely destroy it.
<Mmm, I would leave this shrimp be as well>
I don't want any of my fish to get sick or catch whatever it has if it is a parasite, etc.
Thanks for all that you do.
<Looks to be some sort of tumorous growth. Highly doubtful that it is "catching" or detrimental to your other livestock. And it may resolve itself spontaneously. Do you add iodide/ate to your system, foods at times?
Please read here: http://wetwebmedia.com/iodratusef.htm
and here: http://wetwebmedia.com/cbsdis.htm
Bob Fenner>



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