Parasitic Isopod on Cleaner Shrimp

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  1. tubz

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    My recently purchased cleaner shrimp developed a blister looking spot on his side. After some research I found out it seems to be a parasitic isopod. Besides trying to operate on him to remove it, which may be impossible due to him being so small and my hands so steady, not, is there any other ways to rid him of this? What are some possible choices to do about this? Will he die soon? Should he be put to sleep somehow?
     
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