New Harlequin Shrimp, Waste issue?

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    charlesp123 charlesp123

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    Hello I recently introduce a Harlequin Shrimp into my tank and did the whole Coco starfish leg cutting feeding bit for him. I was doing a water change out today an noticed there were some very interesting looking square white colored blocks around where he hangs out and feeds. I couldn't find anything on the internet about what they were. If anyone has any experience with these guys please do tell. I just want to know to remove them if they are waste for nitrates or if they are food leftovers/storage from the starfish leg
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    You can get rid of them, they are waste.
     
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    I never noticed that with mine. Then again he hung out in a cave in the back of the tank. Very cool shrimp! By far my favorite.
     
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    Looks awesome to me
     
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    Did a little observing and found out that it was part of the starfish leg and was hard as rock
     
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