Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata rathbunae)
Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Crustacea
Size: 2 in. Space:: 10+ gal. Diet: Polyps, detritus, algae
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: This Peppermint Shrimp is common off the east coast of Florida. It is often associated with sponges.
Husbandry: This Peppermint Shrimp is an effective scavenger and may take food from corals. It is reclusive and may not appear after introduced to an aquarium. This Peppermint Shrimp is reported not to feed on Aiptasia in an aquarium. It will eat most types of aquarium food. A shelter should be provided as a retreat.
AKA: Candy Cane Shrimp
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