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is null
10/03/2017, 09:34 AM
I woke up this morning to my coral banded shrimp dead. One of the claws was stuck about halfway up the rock work and the body was floating around with the water movement. I thought he might've molted as the center body mass looked gone but the claws and antenna were all still there so I'm pretty sure something killed and ate him?

Water parameters are all normal, tank is stocked with a regal tang, regal angel, damsel, pajama cardinal and some snails and a few emerald crabs. The regal angel constantly acts like he's starving despite feeding two cubes a day, could it have been him? He's been doing great in the tank for 6 months, kind of baffled here.

is null
10/03/2017, 09:36 AM
Also 3 peppermint shrimp.

jlmawp
10/03/2017, 09:39 AM
Claws and antennae come off with a molt. It sounds like he anchored himself with that "stuck" claw, and used it as leverage to pull out of the shell. My bet is he's still alive. Maybe hiding?

fu_iceman
10/03/2017, 09:40 AM
Hope it's hiding. Probably is.

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ROB2005
10/03/2017, 10:09 AM
Yes he more than likely is hiding while his new shell hardens.

FoxFace Fish
10/03/2017, 10:23 AM
+1 for hiding I was sure mine died one day but Linguine was just fine a couple day later back to his same old thing

Uncle99
10/03/2017, 11:44 AM
The molt is an identical copy. But will hide until new molt hardens.

jlmawp
10/03/2017, 10:38 PM
+1 for hiding I was sure mine died one day but Linguine was just fine a couple day later back to his same old thing

Lol Linguine

It has never occurred to me to name any of my critters. I think I found a new free tank project.

FoxFace Fish
10/04/2017, 06:26 AM
Lol Linguine

It has never occurred to me to name any of my critters. I think I found a new free tank project.

I like to give all mine names from a movie so it is easy to remember.

For example I had a black clownfish named Toothless

and my old peppermint shrimps name was Ratatouille

is null
10/04/2017, 08:26 AM
Great news everyone, you were right.

https://i.imgur.com/kZysLR1.jpg

Krzydmnd
10/04/2017, 08:28 AM
Glad he pulled through!

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jd371
10/04/2017, 09:01 AM
Yeah, I thought the same the first time my Cleaner shrimp molted. Both the Cleaner and Fire shrimp molt once a month a few days apart from each other. Yesterday I found the molt from the Cleaner and I should find the molt from the Fire within the next few days.

jlmawp
10/04/2017, 10:17 AM
He looks ready to take on the world!

Glad it was just a molt :)

fu_iceman
10/04/2017, 11:04 AM
Great news everyone, you were right.

https://i.imgur.com/kZysLR1.jpgThanks for letting us know. Good to hear linguine lives to scavenge another day

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jlmawp
10/04/2017, 10:04 PM
I have seriously laughed to tears 3 times now thinking about a shrimp being named Linguine. It's absurd. Like a character in a Pixar film.