Dead shrimp or shed shell?

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by misscaretaker, 6 Oct 2008.

  1. misscaretaker

    misscaretaker Member

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    Hi, being a bit of a numpty, how can I tell if what I have in my tank is a dead shrimp or a shed exoskeleton?
     
  2. jay

    jay Member

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    Shell looks like something has ripped out of it and hollow.
    A dead shrimp looks more solid and still have some colour to it... husks are white white white and see through in places.
     
  3. thebullit

    thebullit Member

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    you will know the difference if you find it. have you ever pulled skin off your arm after being sunburnt?????? thats what a molt will look like........say no more. a dead shrimp will be a dead shrimp or eaten....
     
  4. Fred Dulley

    Fred Dulley Member

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    Dead Amano shrimp tend to be pink, whereas the exoskeleton is just white.
     

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