Venus Shrimp

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

  1. Scientific name - Periclimenes venustus

    Family – Palaemonidae

    Common name – Anemone Shrimp

    Range - Indo-Pacific

    Max Size – 1 in (2.5 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 Venus shrimp are hosted by SPS corals and anemones, but don’t require them for survival. They do best in a small tank with inhabitants that wont eat them. They fun additions to a nano tank, but will require searching to find because of their almost translucent bodies. 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
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