Help?? Help

Discussion in 'Ghost Shrimp' started by Fancyfins, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. FancyfinsValued MemberMember

    So I came home, and I find my shrimp hunched over, it looks like she’s stuck, but I don’t know.. her little, feet? Swimmers? Keep moving, but she’s going nowhere. Is she stuck? Should I gently move her? Is she molting? Sorry, this has never happened to me before... I have pictures, though. IMG_0610.JPGIMG_0611.JPG Any help is appreciated!!
     




  2. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Hi, I don’t keep ghosts but when my Cherry shrimp do that it’s usually because they’re about to moult, hang on for other opinions
     




  3. FancyfinsValued MemberMember

    Okay, that’s a relief... she hasn’t molted yet since I got her also, but I only got her on Saturday... hopefully it’s just molting..
     
  4. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    I remember when I had ghost shrimp they did do that before molting. I also saw a video on one molting and they do this.
     
  5. penguin02Well Known MemberMember

    I agree. My ghosts did the same thing
     
  6. FancyfinsValued MemberMember

    I think she’s molting now, she’s SLOWLY squeezing her body out of the shell, actually, that’s a confirmation, she IS molting. I can see her body inside of the shell.
     
  7. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    Awesome! Its amazeing to watch
     
  8. FancyfinsValued MemberMember

    AND now my Betta is ripping one of my other shrimp apart!!!!!!
     
  9. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Yeah, my ghosts do this too.
     
  10. FancyfinsValued MemberMember

    Well, I just hope my Betta won’t attack the big shrimp while it doesn’t have it’s shell...
     
  11. FancyfinsValued MemberMember

    Quick question, how long does it usually take for a shrimp to molt? Also, I’m planning on starting to cycle a small tank and use a breeder box for my shrimp now. I don’t want any more losses...
     
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