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Old 04-28-2011, 10:14 PM   #1
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found my shrimps shell on the bottom.

Is he dead or shedding? i only found the head and the tail not the body. Was he eaten by my betta? He was an amano shrimp thats about his size. I dont want to look for my shrimp because i dont wanna stress my betta out since hes a bit ill.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:21 PM   #2
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It's most likely just a molt. They do this quite often, then will hide for a few days while their new shell hardens. I wouldn't worry yet.
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when crustaceans moult they eat there exoskeloten to regain some of the calcium that was lost,and when they moult they hide until there new shell hardens,so thats probably it.why is this in saltwater and reef?arent amanos and most bettas freshwater?
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:26 PM   #4
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Good Catch!

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Old 04-28-2011, 10:33 PM   #5
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i keep posting in the wrong area D:. but its just their head and tail wheres the rest of their body?
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your shrimp ate the exoskeloten,or at least what isnt left...or your betta got hungry,but i doubt that happenned.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:51 PM   #7
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how often do they shed?
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:52 PM   #8
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it depends on age
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:54 PM   #9
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oh... i cant age mine D: but their about 2-2.5 inches now
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:13 PM   #10
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are shrimps suppose to look darker when they shed?
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im not sure about shrimp,but a lot of crustaceans come out slightly differently coloured
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yep hes a bit darker now
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im sure its fine,every time my crayfish moults she is a slightly different shade of blue.
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actually yea they are blue now :]
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crap i just found another shrimp tail at the bottom but this time it had flesh inside.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:56 PM   #17
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i think your betta got hungry,sorry for your loss.
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could this mean im underfeeding?
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