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One of my shrimp molted last night and it looks like the old exoskeleton from only the first pleural segment is still present. I didn't see the discarded molt but he's got that post molt sheen so I assume he shed the rest of it.  Currently he's doing his shrimp thing and seems perfectly active. Should I be concerned? Or will he eventually get this off or it correct itself next molt. Ive never seen an incomplete molt like this before. 


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On 11/5/2019 at 1:55 PM, days said:

Im seeing the same thing happen to my BKK... what are your water parameters?

PH 6.4, GH 5, KH 0, TDS 115 using saltyshrimp GH+

What can help them molt better?


The shrimp might have an easier time molting at a slightly lower mineral level. I've had fewer problems at 3.5 - 4 GH. I would get the occasional stuck molt when when I was keeping minerals closer to 5 GH. With SS GH+ that puts me right around the 100 TDS range. YMMV a little. 


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