The Periclimenes brevicarpalis is also known as the white-patched Anemone shrimp, or glass Anemone shrimp. Its transparent body has such a beautiful white spots over it, which makes it a stunning addition to any aquarium. Its white spots have also helped the Periclimenes brevicarpalis to blend in with the tentacles of the anemone. It mainly inhabits the anemone, but sometimes it might also be difficult to see the same. Its distinctive marking of five black-edged orange spots on its caudal fin makes the Periclimenes brevicarpalis a very good choice for any aquarium. It acclimatizes in the aquarium in a faster pace if present with anemones and sea cucumbers, which actually serve as host. The Periclimenes brevicarpalis shares its food with the anemones, but sometimes if there is no large fish present in the tank near by, it ventures out and forages for food. It gets its protection from the stinging tentacles of the anemone. These tentacles often keep the predator of the anemone shrimps at bay with its stinging ability, and also by secreting mucus which coats the shrimp?s body. Every time the Periclimenes brevicarpalis molts to grow, it has to hide from the anemone since it loses its mucus-covered shell. The Periclimenes brevicarpalis is a distinctive feature in males and females that differentiates from each other. The males tend to have more white spots and in larger size than the females. Other than scavenging, the Periclimenes brevicarpalis mostly feeds on most meat or fish based diets. It is very easy to maintain for its non-venomous nature, and is very sensitive to high levels of Nitrate and Copper. The Periclimenes brevicarpalis can be eaten by some larger marine invertebrates, and therefore the tank inhabitants? should be kept selectively. We advice you to follow the slow drip method to slowly acclimate the Periclimenes brevicarpalis, in minimum two hours, to your marine aquarium?s environment. It thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.10-8.40, therefore the water parameters has to be regulated daily for its proper growth.
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|Reviewed by: jesse shepherd from on July 22, 2014, midnight|