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Big Dogs Little Pigs 02-15-2013 05:22 AM

do you scoop out moltings?
 
so, my cleaner shrimp molted a few days ago, again. i have been scooping out the molts when i find them but i'm wondering, is this necessary?

fish monger 02-15-2013 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Big Dogs Little Pigs (Post 1431372)
so, my cleaner shrimp molted a few days ago, again. i have been scooping out the molts when i find them but i'm wondering, is this necessary?

Are there tank mates that would eat them ? It could be a good opportunity to provide natural food. Otherwise, I'd remove them.

1077 02-15-2013 07:14 AM

Shrimp will eat the molt's and can derive calcium from them which is good for development of their exoskeleton (new shell).

Big Dogs Little Pigs 02-15-2013 07:26 AM

interesting! i also have hermit crabs that are probably eating them. if i see one and don't get it out right away, it seems to disappear.

Reefing Madness 02-15-2013 08:26 AM

Your CUC will clean it up.

Big Dogs Little Pigs 02-15-2013 10:41 AM

looking in there a little while ago. one of the hermits was holding up a little sign that said "bbq sauce please!"

Reefing Madness 02-15-2013 03:51 PM

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/d...zyrd/laugh.jpg


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