Peppermint shrimp molting?
I added 2 Pepp. shrimp about a week and a half ago.
I read that they frequently will molt, and hide out for awhile soon after being added to a tank and that the shell can appear normal, leading people to believe the shrimp had died.
3 days ago I found what I hope to be just the shell but the eyes were intact, it was bright red in color, looked like it still had contents in the GI tract...I pulled it out and tried to see if was split but can't really tell. I wrapped it and put it in the freezer. Is there a sure fire to if it's the actual shrimp?
I do PWCs pretty regularly so I don't monitor iodine or cal.