Camelback Shrimp had bad molt


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I noticed this morning that my male camelback shrimp had molted overnight & his head appears to be deformed. His eyes are not protruding out to the side as normal & his beak is pointing straight up instead of forward & up a bit.

He seems to be moving around fine, but looks deformed.

Does any know if this will be corrected on his next molt... which should be in 2 weeks? Or is he going to be deformed from now on?

Im worried because there is a female in the tank & the two get naughty every 2-3 weeks. If he dies, i'll probably have to find a new boyfriend for her of the same size.