Fire Shrimp

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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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