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I just fixed up an emergency as best as I could with my triops granarius (I'm growing triops as well; this invert addiction is getting to me!)
The shrimp was upside-down and being gnawed on by another shrimp, but it was still alive, so I moved it to a second container. Upon examination I determined that the triops still had its shell on it, though it had partially molted. Using a bamboo skewer, I shook the molt until the whole piece came off. It's still upside-down, but it's breathing more easily and its swimmerets are moving smoothly. I don't know if this helped or not, but hopefully it won't die now.
Have any of you tried this with any of your shrimp? If so, how did it turn out?
 

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Well... it died some time during the night, but at least I tried
 

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When shrimps have a hard time molting, they generally die. If you assist them it's actually worse. Can't really do much for them other than check your parameters to see what might cause the bad molt :/
 
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