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Old 11-22-2009, 06:03 PM   #1
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White emerald crab and a sick fish?

I've had my 2 crabs for a few months now. 1) crabman has molted twice into a handsome devil. The other slacker started turning white he had been white for almost 2 weeks. I figured he was gonna molt so i didn't worry. It's been 4 days and I can't find a molted shell or any sign of him. I am getting worried. There has been NO change in water parameters and the other fish and inverts are doing fine.


The other thing is i think my damsel has ick again , he is not rubbing or acting weird. is it possible that my clown nipped him and its just a bite. Im kinda leaning towards Ick though.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:43 AM   #2
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i think he is dead. Mine did that. Turned white, I thought he would molt then he was dead. I have heard that sometimes if they dont have the right iodine that they can get stuck during molting and die. You can test for iodine and see if that is a problem. He may have run out of food or been 100 years old.
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
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OK after 3 weeks of no sign of the crab to call slacker. He made an appearance today. He is still white, what should the iodine levels be? Can i add iodine to help him? Will he molt if i do all this? I am getting the QT tank up this week hopefully I can better prepare for things. The spot i though was Ich on my fish turned out to be (I think) a bit from my clown as it is gone. Thanks for the help.
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I wouldnt add iodine unless you have a test kit. it may or may not be the problem. test the water to see if its at the proper level and add iodine accordingly
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If you have been doing at least monthly PWC`s you should have enough iodine in there.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:07 PM   #6
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I havnt added anything, I was gonna get a test kit today but i didnt want to go out in the crowds. I am just wondering how to make him Molt so he doesn't die.
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