A clear, shrimp-shaped exoskeleton lays on the gravel in front of a clump of grass in a closeup view of an aquarium

Sometime this morning, one of the cherry shrimp in my aquarium molted and left behind their too-small exoskeleton. I think this is the first successful molt in this tank, though I’ll soon be adding some crushed coral to try and raise the water hardness to make molting easier in the future for them. In the meantime, this just looks gross, especially once the snails found it and crawled inside to eat the thing.

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