Lysmata amboinensis - Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp - Stock Item- Approx 1.5"

SKU: 1 Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp-1

There are literally hundreds of species of shrimp in the world's oceans. However, there are only a few dozen that find their way into the aquarium trade. Shrimp fulfill an aesthetic and utilitarian role in the aquarium. Some are useful as "cleaners", removing parasites from fishes, while others scavenge uneaten food. Some of the more useful species, such as the Peppermint Shrimp, Lysmata wurdmanni, consume pesky Aiptasia anemones. Some have symbiotic relationships with other animals, such as anemones or even fishes. Shrimp are attractive, interesting, and practical additions to the home aquarium.

Lysmata amboinensis - Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp - This useful shrimp is well known for its ability to consume external parasites and dead tissue from fishes. These shrimp will also consume uneaten food, detritus, and other organic materials found in the rocks and substrate. A popular, valuable, and colorful addition to your reef system!  Great in small groups too.  They will set up a cleaning station!

Reef Safe.  This is not a WYSIWYG item.