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Old 04-03-2005, 04:13 PM   #1
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Amano shrip mystery**UPDATE** mystery solved :)

I was sure my amano shrimp was eaten. I took out ALL the decorations at one point, turned them all over. But this morning I see a giant empty shrimp skin!! He is still in there somewhere! I can't believe it. Where is the darn thing? Do they burrow?
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Yea Im sure. This is the second time he has molted.
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Old 04-03-2005, 08:04 PM   #4
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I don't think they burrow in my tank - substrate is Schultz aquatic soil. Remember that molting is stressfull and they'll hide while vunerable if they perceive there are threats. Removing all decorations during this time probably dosen't help I've found mine behind the heater, filter intakes, filter outtakes, etc. They're also much clearer after molting, and harder to see. HTH
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Well, I found a third molted skin. So this crafty little bugger is in there. As I was searching around one day, I see two very LONG antennae sticking out of my driftwood. I know its not the ghost shrimp because he is way on the other side of the tank. The amano shrimp has found a very nice hiding spot for himself inside the wood.
Here are the pictures I took of him this evening. The little thing that looks like a hair floating in the water, thats him. I am so HAPPY!!!
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congrats.... now to entice him out of his hiding place?
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He certainly did find himself a cozy little home!
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Cool!!! I found one of mine too. Only after totally redecorating my tank.....they are master hiders.
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I'm glad you fond him meredith.....nothing worse than nnot knowing......
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