Cleaner Shrimp Molting?

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    tcarroll

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    How long do they normaly take to do this?Havent seen one of mine in two days now,no sign of him at all.
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    dustin_P74

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    mine usually molt overnight but they will hide for up too a week to let their new shell harden
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    After they molt, they do tend to hide, since they are extra vulnerable to predators. If you don't see it for a few more days, then it's time to start worrying. And if you never find its shell, it probably got eaten by another member of your cleaner crew.
     
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    Mine are usually missing for about 2 days.
     
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    Ive never really noticed not seeing my shrimps when they molt, I usually just see a empty shell floating around, and they are sitting there looking all clean and shiny.
     
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