Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp

Species information for the Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp, in the Shrimp category.

  1. Scientific name - Lysmata amboinensis

    Family – Hippolytidae

    Common name – Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

    Range - Indonesia, Sri Lanka

    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 – The Scarlet Cleaner 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: Apr 14, 2011
    little_fish, Jan 17, 2011
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