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Old 10-16-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Has anyone seen shrimp eat their own molten shell


Has anyone visually seen their shrimps eat their own molten shells? Or fish eating it, cories?

Because the molts are on the bottom of my tank and I don't see anyone touching them.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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I see my shrimp eating them
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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I often see shrimp and snails eating them. Sometimes they sit there a while then all the sudden they disappear. I'd figure it's a good source of calcium for them.
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I see my shrimp eat them all the time.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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Eaten by the shrimp
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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It generally takes a couple days before they start munching. Probably too crunchy when freshly molted or something.
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I often see shrimp and snails eating them. Sometimes they sit there a while then all the sudden they disappear. I'd figure it's a good source of calcium for them.
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Ok thanks for all the feedback. Very useful, good point on leaving it in. I will just leave it in. Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:55 PM   #10
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shrimps and snails eat em
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