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Default how often should a fire shrimp molt?

I'm just curious about how often a fire shrimp should molt, ive had mine for one month and it has molted twice. any thoughts..
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Old 03-31-2005, 03:44 AM   #2
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Default Re: how often should a fire shrimp molt?

Since no one else has replied I will

I don't know the answer but I would have to say "when ever it feels it needs to"

I wouldn't think molting is a sign of sickness or anything, but I'm not expert.

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Default Re: how often should a fire shrimp molt?

yes did you get your shrimp small?they will keep doing it Intel they reach their max size..
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I think he is getting fatter... he likes to eat..
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Default Re: how often should a fire shrimp molt?

Mine seemed to molt about every 4 to 6 weeks
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:28 PM   #6
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Default Re: how often should a fire shrimp molt?

I've had mine for about 3-4 weeks now and so far no molts.. hope thats ok. I suppliment w/ iodine so that shouldn't be the problem. cute lil thing just sits there rocking back and forth all day. I'll prolly get a cleaner shrimp so they can play tag or something
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oooh! he molted, i saw it yesterday. yay!!
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Yup my cleaner shrimp molts about every 4 to 6 weeks also.
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Default Re: how often should a fire shrimp molt?

ok, im no expert but i believe it has the do with 2 things:

1. age, as a shrimp gets older is molts less often.
2. a) Feeding, if u feed the shrimp more it will get bigger, needing to molt.
b) this fact is still held under control by the fact that as the shrimp gets older it molts less

So if u feed it alot it will molt faster than if u didnt but will still slowly begin to molt less often as it ages.

This is of course not definate, there will always be events that disprove this. The statement is simply a general idea that is usually true
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Default Re: how often should a fire shrimp molt?

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I suppliment w/ iodine
Not to be the iodine cop, BUT, I hope you tested before adding iodine (or any other supplement). Iodine can be toxic and only added if low. I've never added iodine and my shrimp molt like clock work.

As stated there are reasons for variations in molting. Glad to hear your shrimp finally got new threads!
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