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« on: September 05, 2008, 03:12:49 PM »

I just added a single Amano shrimp to my tank Wednesday evening. He decided to play escape artist on me later that night and I (luckily) found him in the filter. He was unharmed and SET on staying in there. It took some ingenuity and work to get him out of there! LOL! So I put piece of net over the filter intake and no more escaping from him (yes, he's a male) since. I've also made sure to fill/cover any other possible escape routes.  party LOL! He's a FUN little guy to watch with his quick little legs scurrying around cleaning everything in sight!  jolly1 Anyway, to my real question:

This little guy has only been in my tank 48 hours and I've found a molt. Is this good, bad, or indifferent? I was just concerned he did that so quickly after being in there that it might mean something was wrong with him or my tank. Should I be concerned about him? I found the molt this morning and this afternoon he had been hiding under a rock ledge for a bit but is now tucked in one of the plants. I assume he's hiding until he hardens? He seems happy enough, still cleaning away.

Thoughts?

Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008, 04:27:27 PM »

It's a good thing Smiley

no need to worry!
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 07:59:22 AM »

a fresh change in water like being moved into your tank can encourage them to molt.
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