Camel Shrimp

Species information for the Camel Shrimp, in the Shrimp category.

  1. Scientific name - Rhynchocinetes durbanensis

    Family – Rhynchocinetidae

    Common name – Camelback, Hingeback, Dancing, Candy Shrimp

    Range - Indo-Pacific

    Max Size – 2 in (5 cm)

    Care Level – Easy

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – This shrimp will scavenge its food the aquarium but will appreciate occasional treats of meaty foods.

    Supplements - Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – No

    Captive care – Although the Camel shrimp looks similar to the Peppermint shrimp, they will not eat Aipstasia and are not reef safe, they are know eaters of corals. It is generally peaceful towards other inverts. Like all invertebrates, they are extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and should only be kept in aquariums with pristine water conditions.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011
    little_fish, Jan 17, 2011