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Old 08-21-2012, 10:33 PM   #11
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Ok, cool. My cleaner doesn't molt that much, maybe every few months so when my fire did twice in such a short period, I was a bit concerned. They are in separate tanks, so I wasn't sure about it. I am dosing iodine in the fire shrimps tank, as it's a reef and thought it maybe a reason..

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Old 08-21-2012, 10:35 PM   #12
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Ok, cool. My cleaner doesn't molt that much, maybe every few months so when my fire did twice in such a short period, I was a bit concerned. They are in separate tanks, so I wasn't sure about it. I am dosing iodine in the fire shrimps tank, as it's a reef and thought it maybe a reason..

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Stop dosing iodine! That could very well be why the shrimp molted more often than you would expect, at any rate, it is unnecessary. All your tanks iodine needs can be met with pwc's.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:41 PM   #13
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My fish guy said to add 12 drops once a week to,keep the levels up. I'll stop right away. It's was the bright well iodin. It's a 54g reef using tropic Marin reg salt, not the reef blend. Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:54 PM   #14
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Ok, cool. My cleaner doesn't molt that much, maybe every few months so when my fire did twice in such a short period, I was a bit concerned. They are in separate tanks, so I wasn't sure about it. I am dosing iodine in the fire shrimps tank, as it's a reef and thought it maybe a reason..

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Man this a Forum talk all you want...provides me with more info...which was my purpose of starting thread anyway!
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:57 PM   #15
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Thanks dude!!! Btw, first time I saw my horseshoe crab molt I was totally freaked out...didn't realize they molt and thought he was a goner...
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Provided it is not happening too often...then it's completely natural, but crustaceans store toxins (that may be too strong a word) in the exoskeleton, and when they molt the toxins go with them, it's also very taxing on the animal, so if they are molting all the time, it's not good.
I've had her about 1 mouth this was the first time I've seen this happen....so I think everything's good! I also see lil hermit claws from time to time on my gravel...is that from the same process?
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Thanks dude!!! Btw, first time I saw my horseshoe crab molt I was totally freaked out...didn't realize they molt and thought he was a goner...
Well I really don't feel as slow as I felt before....lol I didn't know though...never had any crabs or shrimp anyway...unless I was eating them!
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I've had her about 1 mouth this was the first time I've seen this happen....so I think everything's good! I also see lil hermit claws from time to time on my gravel...is that from the same process?
Possibly, or you might have some clawless hermits. If all of them are accounted for and they all have their claws, then it's just a molt.
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Possibly, or you might have some clawless hermits. If all of them are accounted for and they all have their claws, then it's just a molt.
Only if I new how many I had....lol but ok thanks for the info
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