Fire Shrimp (Lysmata debelius)
Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Crustacea
Size: 1.2 in. Space:: 10+ gal. Diet: Polyps, soft corals, zoanthids, small stony corals
Reef Safe: caution Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Fire Shrimp is a reclusive shrimp species found on coral reefs. It is normally nocturnal and not observed by day. It has been observed to act as a cleaner and remove parasites from the skin of fish.
Husbandry: The Fire Shrimp can damage corals but are considered reef safe with caution. It is hardy but needs some type of refuge to hide in. Low light levels encourage the shrimp to be more active by day. They are efficient scavengers and may serve as cleaners in captivity.
AKA: Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp, Blood Shrimp
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