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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-30-2010, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Shrimp skin

Once a shrimp molts, should you remove the left over shell??
And how often should they molt??
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-30-2010, 09:19 PM
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you can leave the shells, the shrimp will eat them (it's actually good for them) and young shrimp molt 1-2 times a week and older shrimp molt about once every 2 weeks
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Re: Shrimp skin

Ok cool... I have 6 fairly juvenile cherries and there are exoskeletons everywhere lol
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Thats a good thing, it means they are growing and happy.

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Re: Shrimp skin

Let the breeding begin
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My shrimps never seem interested in the exoskeletons for some reason. Either they are extremely well fed or they have all the minerals they need. I just take it out after a few days because it's not the prettiest thing to look at (I have nanos, so I notice every square inch of the tank).


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Let the breeding begin
To breed RCS, literally just put them into the water.

Before you know it, your tank will be overrun by these things and you'll be hawking them on Craigslist for pennies (just kidding.... sort of...). I started with six as well, and now I have more than I can count. I love these guys. They do a better job cleaning the tank than I do.


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Re: Shrimp skin

Looks like these shrimp don't even need me...
They eat thier mess, clean the tank and breed like rabbits...
Guess I'll just sit back and watch the show
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i also have 6 shrimps=D
they have molted, but have yet to breed.
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