what does it mean when a shrimp molted


New member
Im no expert, but I guess you should take it out if you can, but it shouldnt be a huge deal if you dont. Im not sure about crustaceans, but I know reptiles shed usually every 3-5 weeks, depending on how fast they are growing/how much they are eating. I would think crustaceans are about the same, if not a bit more often.


Moved On
mine just molted and I took the shell out but im sure my cleaning crew of crabs and starfish would of took care of it, I think this means your water parameters are good if they do, but i could be mistaken


In Memoriam
If you can get it then its best to remove. Hes not the only one molting and they all add up. Your pods also molt. My sally longfoot also molts.


Team RC
Kinda gross isn't it! :D