What do I do with a shrimp molt?

Discussion in 'Saltwater Beginners' started by ca13816, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. ca13816New MemberMember

    I have had my Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp for 3 days and he molted last night. I heard that I should leave the molt in the tank because he will eat it because it is full of calcium. Is that true or should I just take it out?

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  2. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    If saltwater shrimp are anything like freshwater just leave it in there it will eventually get eaten but if it is not gone in, say, a week remove it :)

    But don't take my word on it... I am just starting with saltwater myself so I can't say for sure :) best of luck!
  3. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I was going to say the same thing - if they are anything like freshwater shrimp, they will eat it to recycle nutrients.
  4. JessiNoel21Well Known MemberMember

    I always leave mine cuz someone in the tank will eat it :)
  5. ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    Agreed. Just leave it, it'll be gone before long :D

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