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Old 12-07-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Sick cleaner shrimp?

Not sure if this is the right thread but I've had my cleaner shrimp for about a year and is perfectly fine. Just noticed yesterday that he has been in the corner of the tank for the whole day. Doesn't really move even when i feed the tank and usually when I feed the fish he comes to the top and takes it from my hand. Tank is a 40 long with refugium with full spectrum LEDs. There is only a clown, goby, a royal gama and a few crabs and snails. he is the only shrimp in the tank. Corals are few sps and many lps. Tank is doing very well. Any input would be great thanks.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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Does he have a bump on him?
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Probably getting ready to, or just molted.
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No bump that I can see but yes mr x he just molted. So they tend to lay low after molting?
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Yes, after a molt the shell is soft and that makes them vulnerable.
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Well thats helpful to know. Must not have ever noticed him just hanging low after he molted. Thanks everyone for the input.
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