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Cleaner Shrimp - Limit 1 - (no longer available)
Lysmata amboinensis
 
 
 
 
Price Elsewhere: $29.99
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Tank Stats
Size : 1 -2 inches
Care Level : Easy
Temperament : Peaceful
Reef Safe : Yes
Diet : Brine, Flake, Pellet, Meaty
Origin : Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time : 3+ Hours
Coral Safe :
Invertebrate Safe :
Minimum Tank Size : 10 gallons
  
  

Cleaner shrimps are colorful varieties of shrimps which offer the service of cleaning the body of other fishes and it is astonishing to see the fishes lining up to have parasites cleaned off their body. Cleaner shrimps are social organisms suitable to any aquarium, as they get along well with other inhabitants. Cleaner shrimps form cleaning stations by scavenging on the decayed and dead scales of the fishes. The tank set up must be equipped with plenty of rock as these species possess the habit of climbing up rocks and corals. The cleaner shrimps find it difficult to survive if the water contains a large amount of copper and nitrate. Certain fishes such as the hawk fishes which are dangerous should not be housed along with the cleaner shrimps as they prey on these tiny animals. Growing a cleaner shrimp in an aquarium is easy, provided that the water conditions are maintained constant and stable. Maintain the water at a temperature of 72-78 degree Fahrenheit and a pH of 8.1-8.4 for the successful survival of the cleaner shrimps. The cleaner shrimps are the best friends of an aquarist as they reduce the burden of cleaning the tank. The cleaner shrimps make great additions and can be easily looked after by a novice aquarist. The aquarist should regularly monitor the temperature and salinity of the water, thereby providing a healthy habitat for the cleaner shrimps.

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