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Old 06-18-2015, 10:25 PM   #1
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Coral banded shrimp losing big claws

My coral banded shrimp has molted 3 times in the two months I've had it and every time it grows a new pair of big claws, but whenever I check on it again the claws are gone. Does this affect how they eat or survive?


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Old 06-18-2015, 11:33 PM   #2
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It can, but it isn't uncommon to have any invert like this come back without a claw, deformed claw, or larger than before when they shed. That said, it isn't common for them to simply fall off. I would want to look for some sort of source for your coral banded losing its limbs...aggression from somewhere.
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it's normal for small coral banded shrimp to molt more often than bigger ones this is due to them growing , as for his claw it will grow back over the next molt or two ,
nothing to worry about , as for him eating he still has all his little claws to eat with as he just scavenges off the rocks ,
like hank mentioned what is your other stock that may be causing aggression on your shrimp,
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I have a tiny clown trigger and dogfaced puffer


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You're playing a waiting game IMO.
The shrimp will just be missing sooner or later.(YUM!)
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with those 2 fish you have that shrimp is a goner sorry to say ,(Dinner)
always refer to a compatibility chart
I'm almost afraid to ask this question
what size tank do you have?
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well there's your problem right there...

why, why, why would you put in something that is the PRIMARY food of the other animals in your tank?
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They were all in a community tank of my friends. He broke it down and I took them


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Well I'm glad to here there in a big enough tank , I was expecting something much smaller , that was the only reason I asked glad your good on that , I would think it to be the trigger grabbing the shrimps claws , once they get big enough it may be the whole shrimp that gets eaten, inverts and predators are a bad mix inverts always loose, my puffer eats 4 snails a day , don't touch hermits just snails , but I'm sure your trigger will have a taste for hermits and snails along with shrimp
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