Peppermint Shrimp   (Lysmata wurdemanni)
Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Crustacea
Range: Caribbean
Size: 2 in.    Space:: 10+ gal.     Diet: Polyps, detritus, algae
Reef Safe: No   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: This Peppermint Shrimp species is native to the Caribbean. It is reported to associate with hydroids or sponges on rocky areas.
Husbandry: The Peppermint Shrimp is an effective scavenger and may take food from corals. It is reclusive and may not appear after introduced to an aquarium. It may eat and control Aiptasia in an aquarium. It will eat most types of aquarium food. A shelter should be provided as a retreat.

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