Camel Shrimp

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  1. Collie

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    Hi all

    I noticed this morning that my camel shrimp moulted, is it normal for his front legs with the claws to "break" off?

    Do they grow back?

    Thanks
     
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    They will grow back. Either something has chowed his legs as they are very soft just after the mould and an easy target, or he had an incomplete mould which happens when there is a lack of iodine in the system.
    When and how much do you do waterchanges?
     
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    Water changes one a week about 10-15%
    My cleaner has moulded a couple of times before no problems, first time for the camel(at least with me)
     
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    Maybe something nipped at him after the moult. It happened to my boxing shrimp - some fish where nipping his feelers when soft - none took a chance after he hardened :p
     
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    Maybe put him in the sump until it grows back - then he can eat in peace without his claws :p
     
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    Thanks for advice

    Have a Buyo 550 no sump:(
     
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