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  1. #1

    Default How often do shrimps molt?

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    I looked in my tank a little while ago and saw another shrimpie molt thingy (not sure on the technical name as you can see I am new to shrimps - lol) It seems like every time I look in my tank I am seeing a new molt. Just wondering how often do they molt usually?
    Last edited by kurly; 12-01-2007 at 04:30 AM.
    10 Gallon: Planted Red Cherry Shrimp
    65 Gallon: Planted South American Community
    30 Gallon: Planted Bolivian Ram Tank

    Reduce The Stress....Cycle Fishless!

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    I am new to shrimp as well, and when I first got mine I was finding at least two in my tank a day. I have about 25 shrimp, and that was about a month ago. Now I find about 1-3 every week. I know that does not help much. Just my experience. I would like to know from other experienced shrimp keepers as well.

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    I think it's just called exoskeleton, but I wonder the same. They are supposed to see the malt as a food source, but I think I baby mine too much with better food sources....

    Shrimp and snail junkie... What can I say, I like the little things in life.

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    im not sure, and i dont keep FW shrimp anymore, but in my reef my coral banded shrimp molds a few times per month

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    I always see molted exoskeletons in my invert tanks...not sure of the actual length of time before molts....could check at or
    36g corner bow, heavily planted with java moss, windelov, java fern, anubias barieri, crypts, anacharis, and african fern. 2 honey gourami, 9 cardinals, 4 neons, 5 cherry barbs, 5 sterbai cory, 1 brochis splendens, unknown number red cherry shrimp
    16g bow, lightly planted with java moss, java fern. 4swordtail tetra, 1 male betta
    10g 4 pomacea bridgessi, a million cherry shrimp, java moss, windelov fern, anubia, java fern

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    it would depend on temp and feeding

  7. #7


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    I have to keep the temperature around 79 degrees because of the other fish in my tank. They are constantly eating either algae or some of the sinking wafers I feed my cories so I guess that's why I see little exoskeletons all the time. I just hope they aren't eating too much...Little piggys - lol
    10 Gallon: Planted Red Cherry Shrimp
    65 Gallon: Planted South American Community
    30 Gallon: Planted Bolivian Ram Tank

    Reduce The Stress....Cycle Fishless!

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    When they are young I think they molt around once a week. After a month or so they should only molt every 1 month. At least this is my experience. However, I can't keep track of all the exoskeletons in my tank so I may have missed a few or something.

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    Oh okay. I just got them about a month ago and they were all young so that explains why I am seeing so many little exoskeletons lying around the tank.
    10 Gallon: Planted Red Cherry Shrimp
    65 Gallon: Planted South American Community
    30 Gallon: Planted Bolivian Ram Tank

    Reduce The Stress....Cycle Fishless!

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