Blood Red Fire Shrimp

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    tgrover

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    Hi,

    I had a Blood Red Fire Shrimp and I bought a Sally Lightfoot Crab at the same time.

    After we introduced them they actually got long really well. well this morning the shrimp's shell was on my sand.

    Should I leave it there and let nature take it's course or is there something I should do?

    Thanks!

    Tim - New to this forum, but it seems fantastic.
     
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    Did the shrimp just molt or did the crab eat it? is the shell clearish?
     
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    It could just be the molt, you're choice if you want to leave it or not, if you have a good clean up crew then it's just food to them.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I'd bet it's just the molt, and not the shrimp itself as well.
     
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    wow... no it is still red but not moving.. he's at the back of my tank and partially under a rock. What will happen if he molts?
     
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    sure enough you guys are right!!!! Thanks!

    now what should i do with the old skin?
     
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    You can pull it out and throw it away. Or leave it in, and another member of the clean up crew will eat it.
     
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    Super, Thanks
     
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