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Old 01-26-2006, 03:17 PM   #1
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Shrimp Molted - What to do with the molting?

Hi all,

I have 2 shrimp. A Fire shrimp, and A Camel Shrimp.

Both are in my 29 gal tank by them selves while my Copper Banded Butterfly is in QT being treated for Parasites.

Anyway, I have had the light off a lot since there is no fish in the tank and the shrimp seem to like the dark better (They come out of their hiding places)

Anyway today I saw 2 molting's floating around the tank. I didn't know they would both molt at the exact same time!?

Should I remove the molting from the tank, or will it break down and be something good for the tank?

Thanks for the help.


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Old 01-26-2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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If you have a clean up crew (snails/hermits) they'd eat the molting. If not, I'd pull it out of the tank.


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I always left mine as well Cool they both molted at the same time
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just to throw my 2 cents in did u check your water the shrimp are in i heard they will molt if water conditions are not to there liking otherwise they are just growing.I have 2 fire shrimp the only time they molted at the same time my nitrites were a lttle high.Once they molt the hermits fight over there moltings
my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Old 02-01-2006, 03:17 PM   #6
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They are good with garlic and butter over medium heat.. No I am kidding.. The larger ones get pulled out and the smaller ones I let the clean up crew eat..

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