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Gonodactylus 12/04/2018 09:31 AM

I see no reason not to check,

Roy

clayworm 12/05/2018 10:30 PM

I checked, she was not anywhere to be found. I checked everything and sifted through. Nothing. No exp-skeleton or anything. What do you think happened, I checked the skimmer and filter to see if she was sucked up but nothing. And I highly doubt she jumped out. What do you think?

Gonodactylus 12/06/2018 09:48 AM

You have checked all of the possibilities that I can think of. When a stomatopod decomposes usually at least the raptorial appendage dactyls are left.

Roy

clayworm 12/06/2018 07:43 PM

Oh ok

AquaManGuy 08/23/2021 03:46 PM

Hello, long story short i believe i caused my mantis shrimp stress during the molt and it may have died.

Im starting to see a kind of white film looking thing cover its body. I want to take him out but im not sure if he is actually dead or just being super still.

nmotz 08/24/2021 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AquaManGuy (Post 25734936)
Hello, long story short i believe i caused my mantis shrimp stress during the molt and it may have died.

Im starting to see a kind of white film looking thing cover its body. I want to take him out but im not sure if he is actually dead or just being super still.

Sorry this happened to you. I would take him out at this point as he is almost certainly deceased. How did you cause it stress? Death during a molt doesn't always mean the owner did something wrong. Mantis shrimp die during a molt in the wild just like they do in the aquarium. It's the most vulnerable time for them. Sometimes things just don't go well. Of course it's still a good idea to leave the mantis alone, stop doing WCs, etc...


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