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Old 06-18-2005, 11:45 AM   #1
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High Stress Start Molting?

Well I got a cleaner shrimp, yesterday I saw it cleaning my Coral Beauty.

Today it kinda is staying in one spot not moving much (it is the shrimp not a molt)

Is it molting cuz of the higher stress yesterday? Or is this normal for them to kinda stay in one area?
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He probably set up his cleaning station right over there. It is totally normal as the fish will come to him.
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That did help! Thanks.
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Nothing unusual about this. The fish will come to him
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what if theres no fish cuz i just got my cleaner shrimp and he is also just hanging out in one spot. also can someone please explain what a molt is?
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I dont know all the tech stuff but the whole outside of thr shrimp,crab or lobster will shed. It will ussually hide for a few days after this since his new outside is very soft and needs to harden. The technicians will give you the tech terms
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Basically, the shrimp sheds it's exoskeleton- like a snake sheds it's skin. The new exoskeleton will be soft for a fews days, and not provide much protection. That is why the shrimp will hide during this period.
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