invert molting and water quality

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  1. REEFerMADNESS88

    REEFerMADNESS88 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    hello all currently i am starting my 2.5g pico tank and i have 3 hermit crabs in it. I have had two molt in the last 36 hours. My question is how much will that effect the water? is it something i should remove immediately or can it linger for a bit. I have noticed they will pick at it and eat some.
     
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  3. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I don't think you need to worry about quick removal but I'd take out when you can - I would think it could affect water quality if left in there
     
  4. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    I've always left it in. All it does is help calcium a bit. There usually isn't any flesh on the molts.
     
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    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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  6. REEFerMADNESS88

    REEFerMADNESS88 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The hermit probably molted because of the water quality. Make sure all is well and the SG is in check.
     
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  9. REEFerMADNESS88

    REEFerMADNESS88 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    sg in check, although may have not been at the time (its a 2.5 g and i had lost some water do to evaporation.