Camel Shrimp


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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.
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