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Shrimp make interesting additions to an invertebrate or reef aquarium. Being scavengers, they help clean up leftovers in the aquarium while some perform other very important duties keeping a tank rid of aptasia anemones or providing a natural defense against ich outbreaks.

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Peppermint Shrimp
Lysmata wurdemanni complex
Picture of Peppermint Shrimp
Pesky aptasia anenome's taking over your tank?

Description: The Saltwater Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni) is also known as Veined Shrimp and Caribbean Cleaner Shrimp. It is a natural predator of the nuisance anemone- aiptasia, while some peppermint shrimp may have more of a taste for the anemone than others. It is a peaceful shrimp toward other tank mates, and can be kept with several of its kind successfully. Peppermint Shrimp have transparent bodies with red stripes all over. It is sometimes called the Candy Cane shrimp or the Caribbean Cleaner Shrimp but the name Peppermint Shrimp seems to be the most common. The Peppermint Shrimp is best known for its natural ability to manage nuisance Aiptasia, or glass anemones. Keep in mind that some individual Peppermint Shrimp are better at managing aiptasia while others may not be interested in aiptasia at all. There are a few different ways to control this anemone and using the Peppermint Shrimp is a very popular choice for many aquarists. They are also considered a cleaner shrimp but may not "clean" as often or prolifically as the skunk cleaner shrimp.

Food and diet: Feeding this shrimp should not be a problem since they should scavenge the tank for any uneaten foods and detritus. You may want to give them a sinking shrimp pellet or a small piece of fresh fish from time to time.



Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility :Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4" to 1-1/2"


Price Each $8.99 ea.
Pack of 3 $25.47 ($8.49 ea.)
Pack of 6 $47.94 ($7.99 ea.)
Pack of 12 $89.88 ($7.49 ea.)
Pack of 25 $174.75 ($6.99 ea.)



Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Lysmata amboinensis
Picture of Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Pesky aptasia anenome's taking over your tank?

Description: The skunk cleaner shrimp is an extraordinarily versatile little shrimp that is perfect for most reef tanks, and also for many fish-only tanks without fish that pose a predatory risk to crustaceans. They are omnivorous scavengers, eating almost anything, but are most-well known for their symbiotic relationship with many fish. When a fish comes down with Ich or other types of skin problems, the fish will swim up next to the shrimp and patiently tread water while waiting for the shrimp to clean its body of parasites. For the shrimp's part, it is usually quite diligent and will pick dead skin and necrotic material off the fish, keeping it disease free. This is a fascinating behavior to watch, not to mention practical in a reef tank where Ich outbreaks can threaten fish, but most Ich medications will kill off corals. The cleaner shrimps will be less shy if kept in 2-3 member groups; they will establish their own "cleaner stations" on live rock and fish will know where to seek them when they require their services. Skunk Cleaner Shrimp are very sensitive to quickly changing water conditions, so keep water quality high. Healthy shrimp will molt on a regular basis, another fascinating thing to watch.

Food and diet: Cleaner shrimp are omnivores that will eat anything meaty and some greens. They will graze from one end to another end of the tank on microalgae's. But upon introducing a few pellets or a tasty morsel of some sort they head straight for it. Generally any kind of sinking pellet will do



Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility :Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 3/4" to 1" Medium 1" to 1-1/2" Large 1-1/2" to 2" XLarge 2" to 2-1/2" XXLarge 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"
Small $27.99
Medium $29.99
Large $34.99
XLarge $39.99
XXLarge $49.99


Blood Red Fire Shrimp
Lysmata debelius
Picture of Red Fire Shrimp

Description: Also called The Scarlet Red Cleaner Shrimp, the Red Fire Shrimp is a brilliant deep red with white antennae and small white spots. It by far, is one of the most popular shrimp in the aquarium hobby. Keep as few or as many as you like together, because the Red Fire shrimp is a social species, getting along with other Red Fire Shrimp and also getting along with any other saltwater shrimp. hat is perfect for most reef tanks, and also for many fish-only tanks without fish that pose a predatory risk to crustaceans. They are omnivorous scavengers, eating almost anything, but are excellent for their symbiotic relationship with many fish for cleaning. When a fish comes down with Ich or other types of skin problems, the fish will swim up next to the shrimp and patiently tread water while waiting for the shrimp to clean its body of parasites. For the shrimp's part, it is usually quite diligent and will pick dead skin and necrotic material off the fish, keeping it disease free. This is a fascinating behavior to watch, not to mention practical in a reef tank where Ich outbreaks can threaten fish, but most Ich medications will kill off corals. Like all saltwater shrimp, the Red Fire Shrimp are very sensitive to quickly changing water conditions, so keep water quality high. Healthy shrimp will molt on a regular basis, another fascinating thing to watch.

Food and diet: Fire shrimp are omnivores that will eat anything meaty and some greens. They will graze from one end to another end of the tank on microalgae's. But upon introducing a few pellets or a tasty morsel of some sort they head straight for it. Generally any kind of sinking pellet will do.



Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility :Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: Medium 1" to 1-1/2" Large 1-1/2" to 2" XLarge 2" to 2-1/2"


Medium $34.99
Large $42.99
XLarge $49.99



Coral Banded Shrimp
Stenopus hispidus
Picture of Coral Banded Shrimp

Description: Coral Banded Shrimp are very popular among reefkeepers due to their exquisite coloring and active nature. They are a beautiful addition to the reef with candycane striped bodies, multiple pairs of bright white antennae, and 3 pairs of miniature claws. They are very active and enjoy lots of live rock to scour for detritus, and will hunt and kill pest bristle worms. They are also active "cleaner shrimp". Fish will swim close and allow the shrimp to pick parasites from the flesh. They will also feed on uneaten fish food that falls to the bottom such as frozen foods, pellet and flake. They are reef-safe and only one should be kept per tank, unless they are a confirmed mated pair in which case the pair can be kept in the same tank. Hardy, but must be acclimated slowly to avoid any salinity and/or pH shock.

Food and diet: Coral Banded Shrimp shrimp are omnivores that will eat anything meaty and some greens. They will graze from one end to another end of the tank on microalgae's. But upon introducing a few pellets or a tasty morsel of some sort they head straight for it. Generally any kind of sinking pellet will do.



Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility :Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"


Price Each $10.99 ea.
True Mated Pair $33.99



Golden Coral Banded Shrimp
Stenopus zanzibaricus
Picture of Golden Coral Banded Shrimp

Description: The Golden Coral Banded Shrimp is closely related to the Coral Banded Shrimp. These shrimp have bright golden yellow bodies complimented by red and orange striping.They are a beautiful addition to the reef with candycane striped bodies, multiple pairs of bright white antennae, and 3 pairs of miniature claws. They are very active and enjoy lots of live rock to scour for detritus, and will hunt and kill pest bristle worms. They are also active "cleaner shrimp". Fish will swim close and allow the shrimp to pick parasites from the flesh. They will also feed on uneaten fish food that falls to the bottom such as frozen foods, pellet and flake. They are reef-safe and only one should be kept per tank, unless they are a confirmed mated pair in which case the pair can be kept in the same tank. Hardy, but must be acclimated slowly to avoid any salinity and/or pH shock.

Food and diet: Coral Banded Shrimp shrimp are omnivores that will eat anything meaty and some greens. They will graze from one end to another end of the tank on microalgae's. But upon introducing a few pellets or a tasty morsel of some sort they head straight for it. Generally any kind of sinking pellet will do.



Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility :Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4" to 1-1/2"


Price Each $12.99 ea.
True Mated Pair $39.99



Blue Body Coral Banded Shrimp
Stenopus tenuirostris
Picture of Blue Body Coral Banded Shrimp

Description: The Blue Coral Banded Shrimp differs in having blue on the abdomen and legs, and it's also much less frequently available than the regularly seen coral banded shrimp. These popular shrimps are easy to keep and are great in reef tanks. They require no special care once acclimated, and the will eat about anything offered. They may also eat bristleworms. (hurray!) Like all shrimps, they require careful acclimation.Hardy, but must be acclimated slowly to avoid any salinity and/or pH shock. These animals are known to loose their claws or legs during normal shipping practices. They will grow back after the next molt.

Food and diet: The Blue Coral Banded Shrimp shrimp are omnivores that will eat anything meaty and some greens. They will graze from one end to another end of the tank on microalgae's. But upon introducing a few pellets or a tasty morsel of some sort they head straight for it. Generally any kind of sinking pellet will do.



Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility :Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1-1/4"





Price Each $24.99 ea.



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