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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:06 am
HeartAndSeoul Level 5 Member
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So my self replicating Cray fish over the last 2 days has stopped eating and has been sitting with its tail slightly tucked under itself. It is still slowly moving around but is currently more content hiding with its tail curled under itself than to worry about eating. Anything I should be worried about ? Usually when anything stops eating its time for concern :-(

Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:19 am
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She might just be getting ready to molt
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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:14 am
alcimedes Level 5 Member
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That's typical behavior for my self cloners when they're going to molt.

Make sure she has plenty of places to hide if there are any larger fish in the tank, they're relatively vulnerable after they've molted.

Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:17 am
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Mine has molted plenty of times and I guess I just never noticed this behavior before

Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:36 pm
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The tucked tail probably means she's about to be or already berried up. When carrying eggs they get much more secretive, eat very little, and always hide the underside of their tail from you.
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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:43 pm
HeartAndSeoul Level 5 Member
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Woooo hop! I was hoping that's the reason!

Post Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:50 am
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yeah I think she was in berry because when mine molt they do stop eating and will sit there and wave their legs like they are fanning themselves to losten the shell. Congrats! :lol:


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