Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-10-2005, 06:53 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 1,744
Dead shrimp after molt

Is this quite common?

My fire (blood) shrimp molted last night, and looked a bit weak this morning (his new tentacles were exteremley thin and he wasnt moving much). He also didn't eat last night when he usually goes mad when I put any food in at all - this was before he molted. I just found him dead, behind my rock.

He's lasted the longest of all the shrimps I've had - about 8 months I think. The others have died (sometimes after a molt, sometimes not) before that.

Is it just one of those things - does it happen quite often?

I use Tropic Marin Pro Reef salt, so iodine etc. levels should be ok in there.
__________________

__________________
MarkW19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2005, 09:17 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
Maybe he was just a bit older and it was his time. How are the other shrimp doing? That would be your test.
__________________

__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2005, 09:17 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 1,744
I don't have any other shrimp :P

He just seemed to be doing so well - dont they usually last very long and can die suddenly after a molt?

I can't find him now to get him out. Will it be ok to leave him in without an ammonia spike etc?
__________________
MarkW19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2005, 09:35 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
Perhaps the cleanup crew already disposed of the body.
May want to test the ammonia to be sure.
Sorry for your loss Mark.
__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2005, 02:20 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 6,703
immediately after a molt, I don't think their shell is fully hardened, thus they usually hide when molting to avoid predation.
maybe he just didn't hide well enough...
__________________
Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.
malkore is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dead, dead shrimp, molt, rim, shrimp

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
strawberry crab: dead or molt? kimberly Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 1 08-06-2005 06:44 PM
Leave Shrimp Molt In?? badfish Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 06-15-2005 08:01 PM
Difference between a molt & dead crab? havefun Saltwater Reef Aquaria 15 05-07-2005 05:13 PM
how often do ghost shrimp molt? swanandmokashi Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 07-23-2004 03:38 PM
is it a molt? is it a shrimp? no, it's... justin_tyme Saltwater & Reef - Identification 5 11-21-2003 07:46 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.