Shrimps

Shrimp make interesting and colorful additions to an invertebrate or reef aquarium. Shrimp are scavengers that will eagerly accept small pieces of fish or shrimp in the home aquarium. Shrimp have a hard outer shell (carapace) that must be shed (molted) for the shrimp to grow.

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The Banded Coral Shrimp catches the eyes of most aquarists with their beautiful coloration and body shape. It has striking red and white bands across its body with fairly long... [Read more]



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The Blue Banded Coral Shrimp, also known as the Blue Coral or Blue Boxing Shrimp, has a blue body, while the chelae and abdomen have red and sometimes white and red bands. These... [Read more]



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The Gold Banded Coral Shrimp has a yellow body, white chelae, and a red and white banded abdomen. Members of the Stenopodidae family are called "Boxing Shrimp" because of their... [Read more]



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The Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp, also known as the Caribbean Boxing Shrimp, has a yellow body and legs, while the chelae and abdomen have red and sometimes white and red bands.... [Read more]



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The Blood Red Fire Shrimp, also known as Blood Shrimp, Fire Shrimp, or Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp, is one of the most popular shrimp in the aquarium hobby. It has a blood-red body... [Read more]



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The Bumble Bee Shrimp, also known as the Striped Harlequin Shrimp, is common throughout the Indo-Pacific. They are small shrimp only attaining a maximum size of 1 inch. Their body... [Read more]



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The Camel Shrimp is also known as the Hinge-beak Shrimp, Dancing Shrimp, or Candy Shrimp. It is distinguished by a moveable rostrum (beak) that is usually angled upwards. The Camel... [Read more]



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The Cave Shrimp, also known as the Ghost Boxing Shrimp, has a white body and legs, with a red stripe covering the back of the body. Members of the Stenopodidae are called "Boxing... [Read more]



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The Peppermint Shrimp is best known for its natural ability to manage nuisance Aiptasia, or glass anemones. Keep in mind that some individual Peppermint Shrimp are better at managing... [Read more]



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The Pistol Shrimp may also be called Symbiosis Shrimp and Snapping Shrimp. It is found in a variety of colors and sizes. Pistol Shrimp are not easily sexed, but the males of many... [Read more]



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The Saron Shrimp, also known as the Common Marble Shrimp, was first described in scientific literature in 1811. During the day it is brown with green spots. These green spots will... [Read more]



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The Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp acts like the medic of any saltwater aquarium. In fact, this active cleaner will set up shop on live rock or coral outcroppings and wait for fish... [Read more]



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The Sexy Anemone Shrimp is named for its unusual body movements. When walking, Thor amboinensis sways its abdomen back and forth with exotic flair. In addition to this fascinating... [Read more]



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The Tiger Pistol Shrimp may also be called Symbiosis Shrimp and Snapping Shrimp. The body is tan with rust colored broken stripes running across the back. These beneficial shrimp... [Read more]



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The Glass Anemone Shrimp, also known as the White-patched Anemone Shrimp, or Pacific Clown Anemone Shrimp, was first described in 1902. While it is sometimes difficult to see within... [Read more]