Amano Shrimp Shell

V3rmilion

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Nothing wrong with a tank, just a question. Two of my amano shrimp have molted and I left the shells in there for them to eat. But after a few days they just sat there. Do the shells cause any problems for the tank or should I leave them in for the shrimp?
 

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if nobody has eaten them then remove them. they don't normally cause much of an issue in an established tank.
 

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My shrimp occasionally eat their molting, but not often. It will not harm your tank. If you really want to, you could take it out. I never do though. Make sure to not mess with the shrimp 24-48 hours after he/she molts, as it’s shell is still hardening.
 
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