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Old 12-03-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
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Will my injured shrimp make it?

last night i moved around my rockwork and stirred up my sandbed pretty good on accident, its still clearing up. in the process i think i unleashed some nasties into the tank. well today after school i came home looking for my 2 sexy shrimp (in a 3 gallon btw). i found one all happy on the rocks, but i couldnt find the other, but then i looked at my powerhead and there he was, stuck on the intake grate thing. i thought he was deas for sure but no, rite when i cut power he drifted away for a second and moved onto the santbed where they rarely are, its been 2.5 hours now and hes still on the sandbed (moved a little). from observation i see that he has a few broken feet, a proken antenna, and his other antenna seems to be missing, on top of that he just molted. so now i ask, will he make it? i just cleaned up my filter and did a 50% or so pwc.
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He should be OK depending if he has any internal injuries. Any parts he lost on the outside will grow back if he makes it.
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thanks, he seems to be learning how to crawl around and get to different places with his broken parts i think he has 3-5 functional legs.
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They should grow back within the next few molts.
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I agree. Just keep an eye on the shrimp. As long as he can get food and isn't being harassed by fish or other inverts then he should be just fine.
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only other inverts are another sexy shrimp, 3 dwarf blue leg hermits, and a turbo snail so i think im good. did another 50%pwc aswell.
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