Fire Shrimp Question?

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  1. Garethmur

    Garethmur

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    Howzit,

    Gota ask the question: How often should a lil fire shrimp shed his skin/shell?

    we have had ours for like 2 months and has alredy shed 3 times?
    I know its said its because its growing, but could there be other reasons, like hes unhappy with the envorionment or something?

    Thanks
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Not really sure, the only thing I know is apparently they need sufficient Iodine to help them grow new skin or exo-skeleton or whatever it's called.:p

    My cleaner shrimps seem to shed about once a month I think.
     
  4. Tremayn

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    generally they molt because they are growing so if it is just a small 1, perhaps it is growing fast.. if its growing fast then it must be happy and healthy :) ... just make sure that there are enough hiding spaces as they are weak when they molt... and leave the old shell in the tank because they eat it to get some calcium
     
  5. Garethmur

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    Oooohhhh.... so thats where the shells went.... was wondering what happened to them.... lol

    Thanks for the info guys....
     
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