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20 Jun 2016 12:17 #1 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
So, I came into turn on my marine nano tank lights and saw my red fire shrimp lying on the bottom of the tank. The first thing I thought was "there's €40 down the drain" then it was "let's take a photo" then was "oh it's not dead"
Has anyone else got good photos of their shed carcasses of their shrimp etc
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20 Jun 2016 13:11 #2 by robert (robert carter)
hi ,see a lot of them in my red cherry shrimp tank ,but certainly not as perfect as yours

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20 Jun 2016 21:13 #3 by Sukahn (Shane Doorley)
I get this alot, as long as powerheads dont shred them apart they will stay in that perfect shell the whole time. I have cleaners. fire shrimp and peppermint's and have take full shells outta tanks.

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05 Jul 2016 12:38 #4 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
So my shrimp decided again
Is this normal as I only got him/ her on the 11 of June, and this is the 2nd time it done this?
How often do they moult?
Both times it's done this so far, i have fed it the day before, and it's happened over night.
I would live to watch it happen one day, but does it only happen at night?
I suppose I could just google it, but then I would have no one to tell
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05 Jul 2016 19:26 #5 by Lakes1985 (David Ward)
Think its normal enough, my skunk molted after the first few days I had him and molts sometimes twice a month, it would be very cool to see it happen though

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05 Jul 2016 22:58 #6 by Sukahn (Shane Doorley)
They only molt at night as they become very vulnerable for a few hours as they wait for their shell to harder again.

It depends on how much you actually feed the tank to how often they molt. Molting every few weeks is fine, if they constantly keep molts you are probably over feeding.

They will molt a few times going into a new tank as they finally have the room to grow.

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08 Jul 2016 21:11 #7 by carlowchris (chris)
I've two cleaner shrimp...two boxer shrimp and a fire shrimp in my tank and I'd say over the whole winter I only really them shed maybe once or twice but since the wheather has warmed up a bit they've molted at least twice each....

Think temperature may have have something to do with how much they molt.

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