07-01-2007, 10:07 AM
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1st time shedder...
My Blue lobster (Thermi) gave me a shock this morning, i looked in the tank and he was all curled up under the filter not moving... then he came out from under his log on the other side of the tank. Yep, another newbie scared by the shed skin. I never realised that the shed skin kept it's colour and shape so realistically!
So what do i do with it? I've heard that some inverts eat their old shell, but i don't know it that's the case with this dude or what. Should i take it out or leave it in - i am a complete newbie with inverts and don't even know if the shell will rot and pollute the tank or what. Advice please!
Also, he doesn't seem to want to eat today, which i assumed he would after shedding to get his strength bach. I usually give him a dillifish every couple of days to keep him happy, and it normally gets snatched almost out of my fingers and devoured rapidly, but today he just keeps pushing it away fom him and going and hiding. I've taken it out of the tank so that it doesn't rot, but i'm a bit worried that he won't feed - is this normal?
Thanks for your help folks!