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Old 06-06-2005, 07:33 AM   #1
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Shrimp molting

How often does your shrimp molt? My peppermint seems to molt every 3 weeks or so...

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good question, but one I can't outright answer.

I know it has to do with available iodine and I think calcium has to be good too. My shrimp didn't molt more than 2-3 times for many months. Now that I have my calcium levels up where they should be, he's molted twice since the beginning of April...so about like yours I'd say.
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