Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp


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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