Ghost Shrimp Molt - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Like Tree7Likes
  • 1 Post By NatsBetta
  • 1 Post By NatsBetta
  • 3 Post By bluesamphire
  • 2 Post By NatsBetta
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2019, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
NatsBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 24
Ghost Shrimp Molt

So I’ve had my 3.5 gallon tank for about 2 or three weeks, and everything was going smoothly besides my Betta scraping off a couple fins on his decorations (I have softer plants and toys for him now) and I decided to get two ghost shrimp. One of them molted, and I don’t know what to do with the empty shell. Should I leave it in the tank or take it out?
bluesamphire likes this.
NatsBetta is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2019, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
NatsBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 24
Scales not fins***
bluesamphire likes this.
NatsBetta is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2019, 03:37 PM
Member
 
bluesamphire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: UK
Posts: 546
You can leave it in, if you want, but I would take it out. Here is why...

In a bigger tank you would probably have a whole cleanup crew of snails, other shrimp and fish who would nibble at the shell and clear it away. Recycled protein, and so on. You donít have a big team like that, so unless you tidy it up, itíll be there a long while.

They often shed soon after they are moved to a different tank, so the other one may do the same soon.

Hope that helps.

70litre tank: mature setup; betta, purple rasboras, male guppies, amano and wood shrimp. Heavily planted.
22litre cube tank: (Tagawa); betta, yellow dwarf shrimp. Pond snails and 1 assassin. Heavily planted.
Midnight in the 57litre tank (Midnight) ember tetras, 1 amano, 1 ghost, 1 nerite, pond snails, 1 assassin, doing his thing. Heavily planted.
200litre tank; honey gourami, cherry barbs, green neons, otocinclus, nerites, pond snails, amano. Heavily planted.
bluesamphire is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2019, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
NatsBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 24
I will probably take it out in that case, I read somewhere that other things in the tank will eat it and get vitamins and stuff but since I only have three buddies in there I’ll take it out. Thanks for the help!
NatsBetta is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ghost Shrimp, Ghost Shrimp Everywhere! katydidmischief Betta Fish Compatibility 5 11-21-2015 12:27 PM
Ghost Shrimp & Cherry Shrimp question? thePWNISHER Betta Fish Compatibility 23 01-03-2013 09:50 AM
Flower Shrimp rather than Ghost Shrimp? CrankyFish84 Betta Fish Compatibility 6 11-17-2010 11:20 PM
Will ghost shrimp or cherry shrimp eat algae/tannins BlueHaven Betta Fish Compatibility 6 10-09-2010 10:55 PM
To get ghost shrimp or not to get ghost shrimp...? kakashikage Betta Fish Compatibility 6 07-23-2010 06:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome