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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2019, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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Scales not fins***
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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.
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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!
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