Scientific name - Lysmata wurdemanni complex Family – Hippolytidae Common name – Peppermint Shrimp Range - Florida Keys, Gulf of Mexico, Western Atlantic Max Size – 2 in (6 cm) Care Level – Easy Temperament – Peaceful Foods and feeding – This shrimp will scavenge food from the aquarium, but will appreciate small treats of meaty bits. Supplements - Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements Aquarium suitability - Reef compatibility – Yes Captive care – This shrimp is famous for its ability to eat aiptasia or glass anemones. However it will not eat large one, you will have to kill those by hand. Also not every peppermint will eat aiptasia, so it is best to get several. You can increase your odds of them eating the aiptasia by not feeding them. They are a great addition to an aquarium, but they are mostly nocturnal and you wont see them during the day. Like all invertebrates, they are extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and should only be kept in aquariums with pristine water conditions.