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- Pasadena, Maryland
- 2 years
This morning I woke up with a strong feeling to check on my shrimp and this is what I found.. One of the shrimp in my main tank seemed like it was beginning to molt so I grabbed my camera having never witnessed it happening. After about 45 second it just didn't seem to be the case as the shrimp appeared more in distress then anything.. My ride to work was already on the way and I wasn't sure what I could really do so I removed the shrimp into a large cricket carrier with at least an inch of water as my other quarantine tanks are being used, so in the case the shrimp died it wouldn't cause an ammonia spike. I was fully prepared to come home to a dead shrimp but to my extreme surprise it is still alive and seemingly suffering. The other 7 shrimp in the tank appear perfectly fine (3 babies, 5 adults) and I haven't changed anything whatsoever since the tank was stocked. The only thing I can think of is a temp swing, last night I went to be around 10pm with it being almost 70 degrees outside but woke up this morning around 8am and it had dropped to about 50 degrees and there is no heater in the tank..
Edit: May be worth mentioning that it did actually grab onto things like the net and tube I used to remove it from the tank but I had to move very very carefully or it would simply fall off onto it's back. Also if you look closely at the second video it's "mouth" appears to be opened more to a Y shape, where the antennae attach to under the rostrum and eyes.