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Will Amano Shrimp Regrow Lost Legs?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by GeoPappas, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. GeoPappas

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    Last weekend I bought an Amano shrimp and the next day I found that he had been sucked up into the AquaClear filter. He was still alive, but a few of his legs were ripped off from the impeller. It is now a week later and the shrimp has been doing fine. I have since covered the filter intake with a filter media bag, so this shouldn't happen again.

    Does anyone know if his legs will regrow over time?
     
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    StereoKills Hey intern, get me a Campari.

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    I know it's possible with crays and crabs when they molt, but I'm not sure about shrimp. If I had to guess I would say it's probably possible.
     
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    Yeah by my best guess i say they should grow back. Like StereoKills said i know crays and crabs can
     
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    thebullit smile it confuses people

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    as above 1 of my crays grow back 3 legs and a claw due to a bad molt (when i 1st had him), but as far as shrimp go iam not to sure but i would imagine they would grow back.
     
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    The legs should grow back after a few molts. My bamboo shrimp was missing one of his legs when I bought him, even though he was labeled as a "six-legged shrimp". The leg did grow back slowly, getting a little longer and fuller with each molt.
     
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    Legs will grow back. Each molt a little bit of the leg will grow back!
     

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