Amanos like food, really nothing you can do about it lol
Blaming an amano for taking advantages of a weak OEBT is like blaming nature for not following our wish. It was a human decision to stock amanos with OEBTs that are only half of the amano's size and are too weak to even run away.
Shrimp are well adapted to the fasting required before a molt. Although not at their peak condition, healthy shrimp with good nutrition still have good strength right after a molt. That is because while fasting they draw on their reserves from the hepatopancreas. After the molt, they replenish the reserves. But if that cycle of drawing from the reserves and replenishing afterward is not well maintained, shrimp will be weakened.
Before actually coming out from a molt, a healthy shrimp has already loosen its living tissues from the cuticles. Therefore, the act of coming out is quick and clean. Yes, the shell of the newly emerged shrimp is still on the soft side. But make no mistake, its legs are immediately functioning after the molt. A shrimp whose legs just flop about several minutes after a molt definitely has issues.
Something seemingly as simple as having a clean molt can be affected by diet. I was once recommended a commercial shrimp food. After using it for a while I started noticing red spots on molt - an early indicator of sticky molting. After stopping the food, the red spots disappeared.
When cuticles stick to living tissues, molting becomes very energy demanding. Shrimp have to pull really hard in order to tear sticky tissues away from the molt. Molting becomes a hazard.
With the way manufacturers making a mess of the processed
, it requires a tremendous leap of faith to rely on commercial shrimp food.
The lesson: whole food is far superior over processed food.