Crayfish not eating it's molted shell

Keith1111

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Hey, I'm new here with a little problem.

My crayfish(zoro) just molted and I understand that they need to eat their shell to strengthen their new one and that they wouldn't eat anything else for the time being. However, my crayfish isn't eating it. Is it a serious issue?

Instead, I found my other crayfish(Sanji) eating the molted shell of zoro. I'm wondering if this is because zoro chased away. Is it possible? Afterall zoro seems pretty scared now. It seems aggressive at any fish that go near it.

What I did was I put zoro alone in a pail with its half eaten shell. However, zoro isn't even moving.

Is there anything I can do? Or should I just leave zoro in the original tank and let it be.
Your help would be much appreciated
 

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Just after molting, it's best to not interact with the crayfish at all. I never used to let my crayfish eat the shell so that it wouldn't rot in the tank, and my crayfish were fine. It's not necessary for them to eat it, but it helps them. I'd advise making sure you've got a pH of at least 7, and having hard water.


 

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