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The Cleaner Shrimp, Lysmata amboinensis, also known as the Skunk Cleaner Shrimp or Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp is aptly named for its amazing ability to clean the junk and parasites off of fish. They will not discriminate and clean parasites from fish of all shapes, sizes, and aggression levels. When not cleaning, the Cleaner Shrimp will spend its time hiding inside rockwork caves.
The Cleaner Shrimp features a single white stripe, from head to tail, across an orange/translucent body, and six white antennae. They will often dispose of their exoskeleton in a process called molting. The Cleaner Shrimp requires almost no attention once introduced to the tank and are very peaceful. They are one of the most ubiquitous and popular shrimp species in the world, and for good reason, they are incredibly beneficial and pose no risk to having in your aquarium.
Great addition to my tank. Have had various cleaner shrimp, from very adventurous to shy. Recent occupant is very shy. Enjoy when they shed their shell. Fantastic to watch.
It was good while the shrimp was around.. My angels, tangs etc would go by the shrimp namely to be receive services from the shrimp. It has been a few days now and I have not seen the shrimp. Hiding (in the crevices) or dead? Cant tell.
These guys are great they clean up all my fish daily.I now have 4 of these guys in my 110 gallon reef tank.Great addition to tank.