Help?? Help

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

  1. Fancyfins

    Fancyfins Valued Member Member

    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.JPG IMG_0611.JPG Any help is appreciated!!
     
  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator 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
     
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    Fancyfins

    Fancyfins Valued Member Member

    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. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    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. penguin02

    penguin02 Well Known Member Member

    I agree. My ghosts did the same thing
     
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    Fancyfins

    Fancyfins Valued Member Member

    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. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    Awesome! Its amazeing to watch
     
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    Fancyfins

    Fancyfins Valued Member Member

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

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Yeah, my ghosts do this too.
     
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    Fancyfins

    Fancyfins Valued Member Member

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

    Fancyfins Valued Member Member

    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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