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Old 03-12-2005, 07:54 PM   #1
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Funny Story

So, I lost my first peppermint shrimp the morning after i got it.

So...i woke up this morning, and i see laying on my live rock, a hollowed out shell of a shrimp. I was so upset! I later realized that the bigger shrimp had just shed...or whatever its called. I was so relieved!

BTW, it is AWESOME to feed the shrimp from your hand!!
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Old 03-12-2005, 08:27 PM   #2
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molting and it happens every once in a while. Make sure your ca is good because they use it to form the new shells.
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Old 03-13-2005, 03:10 PM   #3
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Cool! Mine haven't molted yet, but they seem happy and active, and they eat like pigs, so it shouldn't be too long.......
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:47 PM   #4
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shrimp feeding

Im new at salt water and I have a question,yesterday I got two camel back shrimps and I havent seem them eating at all since,they just hide behind the live rock.
Any advise would be great.
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Old 04-21-2005, 12:34 AM   #5
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Well, the best thing to do is to check your parameters. Inverts are sticklers for nitrates. However, mine are high and my anemone, shrimp and starfish are all doing great.

I'm sure they will eat eventually...mine are pigs. They take the food from the anemone when its trying to eat. Try feeding directly from your hand.

Let me know if it gets better!
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Old 04-22-2005, 10:09 AM   #6
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What is causing your high nitrates? My two salt tanks both have 0 nitrates, 0 nitrites, and 0 ammonia. But it seems like tons of people have a lot of problems with their nitrates.
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Old 04-22-2005, 07:30 PM   #7
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Well, arent YOU special! HAHA!

I honestly dont know what is causing my high nitrates. I've done a couple of water changes, and actually added live plants cause i heard they can bring them down.

I havent checked my parameters recntly, so i will and let you know/
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What do I feed camelback shrimp? and how I hand feed them?,they hide behind the live rock and can barely see them
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I feed mine regular flake food. Just put some in your hand and put it near them they should jump all over it.
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:25 AM   #10
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i have a couple of cleaner shrinmp and 1 coral banded they would not eat for a couple of weeks then all of a sudden they eat like hogs they will even swim upside down on the water's surface to get the flake food before my fish its really a funny sight to watch
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