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Old 04-27-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Peppermint shrimp

Hi my One of my peppermint shrimps seems to have shed it's shell, my LFS said that this is common when they enter a new aquarium

Anyone shed some light or are they talkin rubish??
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:31 PM   #2
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The first day in my tank one of my four molted, so I'd say it was normal.
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Mine did shortly after ... my fire shrimp has 3 times in the last month they have to molt in order to grow.. I've never heard of them doing it as just doing it because its a new tank.
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Yeh the guy told me it would look like they have been eaten, I was upset to begin with coz I thought he was dead, but there isn't any flesh, just the back shell and looks like the legs,

I will actually cry if it is dead she was £30!! I checked all water parameters an there all spot on, and I feed them half a cube of mysis shrimp/ brine shrimp in the morning and evening
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:05 PM   #5
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Mine both shed within days of entering my tank, and then again a few days later. They haven't done it a third time yet, but that was only about a week and a half ago. My coral banded shrimp molted last night after being in my tank four or five days. Totally normal. Nothing to worry about.
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Yes mine have molted twice in two months they only seem to come out at night.
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Ours molt once a month more if the tank Is disturbed
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