Molting, or dead?

MartinP

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Hi all,

Whilst doing a water change today, this came out of the undergrowth:

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What do you think? Is it a lost Amano shrimp, or is it a discarded shell?
My instinct hopes it’s a shell, as there’s no soft bits inside and no carapace. Which means that my shrimp are doing well and growing.
I have no other inhabitants in the tank, so didn’t think the other shrimp would scavenge, but maybe I’m wrong?
What do you think?

Cheers,
Martin
 

alto

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Moult

Other shrimp sometimes scavenge, sometimes don’t
Dead shrimp look just like cooked shrimp, pink and solid, body softens within a couple days and actually disappears more quickly than a moult
 

HiNtZ

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Amano are great shrimp - I've got some larvae maturing right now.

They are ridiculously hardy shrimp and excellent clean up crew!

You'll undoubtedly have questions within a week about the eggs the females will visibly be seen carrying... hanky panky usually always follows a moult.
 

jkh13

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Amano are great shrimp - I've got some larvae maturing right now.

They are ridiculously hardy shrimp and excellent clean up crew!

You'll undoubtedly have questions within a week about the eggs the females will visibly be seen carrying... hanky panky usually always follows a moult.

Are you keeping the larvae in brackish water?
 

HiNtZ

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Amanos are bullet proof. If anyone manages to kill them then there are serious problems somewhere.

Moulting is a good sign they are normal.
 
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