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    Senior Member Timeless1's Avatar
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    amphipods-Do they molt

    I have discovered a large amphipod in my Red Chili Sponge and I think it is causing it not to open. But this morning I was looking into the tank when I was turning the lights and checking the water levels, and I noticed a molt from a amphipod. Is this a normal thing? I just wasn't sure if anyone else has seen this.

    30 Gallon Breeder Driiled
    20 Gallon Sump
    Bubble Magus NAC6A skimmer
    2 -Vortech MP10 ES
    Quite one 3000 return
    40 lbs of LS
    60 lbs of LR

    100% NPS

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    i'd say ya.. probebly normal.. in comparison, they are like tiny shrimps, and shrimps molt all the time.. I wouldn't be surprised pods shed ever more often given their rapid speed of life.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Junior Member cadieuxj's Avatar
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    Yes they do molt.
    29 gallon
    -1 yellow tail damsel
    -1 yellow clown goby
    - mated pair of clowns

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    It's normal, nothing to really worry about. Happened to me back in the days as well, I just let it stay there, no biggie.

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