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Old 10-31-2003, 05:20 PM   #1
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Molting peppermint?

I got a peppermint shrimp about four days ago. This is my first shrimp expedition. I noticed it wedged between two pieces of LR yesterday, and thought it was dead. But today I thought, the shell was completely clear, so maybe it just molted. Would a dead shrimp still have color? Or so I have no idea whether or not it is dead until I see it again? It had been at the LFS for a few weeks. Peppermints are not a big seller here.

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Old 10-31-2003, 05:31 PM   #2
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Was the shell empty, or did it have shrimp guts in it?
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mine does the same thing,( i have two)when they molt. I dont see them for a couple of days. when i do see them again their colors are much brighter.
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The shell will still have a little color to it. After they molt they hide for a couple of days so the "new skin" can harden. As long as there are no shrimp guts, as RR put it, inside of it, it should be fine. I also heard that was a sign of good water if they molt.
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I found him this morning, alive and well. Woo hoo!

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Yep. This is something that will happen with hopefully some regularity.
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This was my first shrimp, so now that i am over the shock of molting, maybe all will be well!

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Mine does this all the time he molts about 1time every 2 months. They will just hide out for a day or 2 after then all will be fine. IME
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