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Old 07-06-2009, 09:41 AM   #1
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Too Much Molting?

Hello all. I just dropped a blood shrimp into my tank about 4 days ago and within the first 2 days the little guy molted. He seems to be doing fine now but what worried me is that my emerald crab of about 4 weeks just decided to molt last night. Any idea if this could be an issue of water quality or is this just a coincidence. If it could be water related what should I be checking for?

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Old 07-06-2009, 11:52 AM   #2
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Probably just coincidence. Shrimp (at least in my tank) seem to molt every 4 weeks or so, like clockwork. Hermits molt less frequently... not sure how often.
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molting is a good thing. it means they are growing. and its a sign of good quality water because your iodine and minerals needed to regrow exo skeletons are present.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:14 PM   #4
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molting is a good thing. it means they are growing. and its a sign of good quality water because your iodine and minerals needed to regrow exo skeletons are present.
Great to hear. Yes I know the water levels had to be pretty dead on for them to molt, i just wanted to make sure that they wouldn't do this at the same time due to something extra being in the water.

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wanted to make sure that they wouldn't do this at the same time due to something extra being in the water.
There was that little something extra... called love.
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