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Old 08-28-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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cleaner shrimp hiding out!!

My cleaner shrimp has been hiding all day. I've been told they do this when they molt. Can anyone confirm this? Hes normally very active and always playing around.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:15 PM   #2
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Yes they do hide when they molt to proctect their soft body from getting ate. You will see a empty shrimp shell in the tank
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Thanks for confirming that. I have another question will they crawl in spaces they can get stuck?
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:36 PM   #4
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How long he's been hiding and do u know where he usually hang out at
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He's been there since 1030 this morning and its now ten till 9. And I know where he's at and this is the first time I seen him in this spot. Is under some live rock with a whole the size of a nickel and he's setting in the whole with his tentacles hanging out.
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Mine have never gotten stuck as far as i could tell
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Try droppin some food where he's at and see if he come out
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I've never had this problem either its weird. Maybe I'm just being paranoid. How long does it take for their new shell to harden. So I know when I should be worried?
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:58 PM   #10
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Mine molted last night and he was out eating today
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