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Old 11/04/2008, 03:42 PM   #19
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Well this would be my first post, but anyway I have a question possibly concerning molting. I have a red peacock mantis, assumed to be female, just got her about a week ago. I noticed, after I moved the live rock around a bit, that she has a white coloration on parts of her body that was not there when I bought her. The white portions are mainly on her raptorial appendages. Is she molting or has she contracted the dreaded shell disease that I keep hearing about? My water parameters are perfect. Temperature at 80 farenheit constantly. Brand new tank with trickle filter. It makes sense that it would be a molt. She also seems to be cleaning herself a lot, this has me worried. Please will someone give me an answer. I hate to see any organism die, unless it's a mosquito.

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