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I saw quite a cool sight last night, happened to look into my nano while the lights out and saw my cleaner shrimp busy shedding its exoskeleton. Tried to take a video of it, but it was too dark to see properly and when i turned on the light in the room he fled from view.

How often do inverts such as shrimp and hermits do this? Mine seem to do it every few weeks??
 
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molts every 2 or 3 to 6 weeks. they supposedly shed with the moon cycle supposedly??
mine seem to make eggs in that space of time. don't know if there is a link between the two.
 

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About once every two months.
You will notice that a day or two before he sheds, he will be a lot less active. Almost hiding. Will be behind the rocks, very shy. Not eating a lot, and his behaviour a lot less active than his normal self.
Question, do you leave the old skin in the tank for the clean-up crew or remove the shell?
 
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About once every two months.
You will notice that a day or two before he sheds, he will be a lot less active. Almost hiding. Will be behind the rocks, very shy. Not eating a lot, and his behaviour a lot less active than his normal self.
Question, do you leave the old skin in the tank for the clean-up crew or remove the shell?
Normally leave it in. With the hermit crabs old skin it seems to sit around for a day or so, but with the shrimps' its gone within hours.
 

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