Fire Shrimp

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

  1. Scientific name - Lysmata debelius

    Family – Hippolytidae

    Common name – Scarlet Cleaner, Blood Shrimp, Blood Red Fire Shrimp

    Range - Indonesia, Sri Lanka

    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 – Yes

    Captive care – The Fire shrimp is a great addition to any reef, they are tolerant of other inverts and will clean fish of parasites and dead skin. Like all invertebrates, they are extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and should only be kept in aquariums with pristine water conditions.
     

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    Last edited: May 30, 2012
    little_fish, Jan 17, 2011
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