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peppermint shrimp molted or died?

Discussion in 'General (Hobby Related)' started by seanndenise1, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. seanndenise1

    seanndenise1 Inactive User

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    i got 5 peppermint shrimp the other day and i noticed that there is what looks like a complete shrimp skeleton or body.
    ill try and get a pic of it but just a description is that it is clear colored and you can see thru it easily.
    it is a complete piece antenae and all.
    all the shrimp are hiding under the rocks, i do see them but cant see em all at once to count them
    any ideas? molt or dead.
     
  2. BigBlue

    BigBlue Inactive User

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    I'd say it just molted. After they molt they will hide for a few days.
     
  3. slovan

    slovan Experienced Reefkeeper

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    I say it molted. They do it frequently and I'm sure you'll see it more often since you have 5 of them.
     
  4. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper GIRS Member Sponsor

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    and it means your tank is in good shape
     
  5. seanndenise1

    seanndenise1 Inactive User

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    Posted By xroads on 11/22/2007 7:13 PM
    and it means your tank is in good shape
    well thanks thats good news.
    all parameters are good except nitrate, i need to do a water change soon.
    i got a hundred turbos and a hundred blueleg hermits 12 cerrith snails and 5 peppermint shrimp to combat the end of a green hair and diatom outbreak.
    i finally got a refillable di cartridge set up and am getting a zero reading on my new water so hopefully with a water change itll be the end for the algae.
    i might be looking for a home for 50 or so turbos so they dont starve to death in my tank.
     

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