Cleaner ShrimpManufacturer: Live Stock
Aquatic-store.co.uk are proud to offer you the immensely important cleaner shrimps, here in the UK.
Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis)
Often found in groups, this Cleaner Shrimp will set up a cleaning station on coral reefs or rubble, waiting for fish to come and be cleaned. It feeds on ectoparasites or dead tissue that it picks from the body and oral cavities/gills of these fish (e.g.; Tangs or Groupers) in the wild or in the aquarium. This also helps to protect the fish from contracting diseases and infections. Many fish value its services so highly that they will allow it to clean the inside of their mouths, and not harm it. Some fish, though, such as Hawkfish, Lionfish, and some predatory shrimp and crabs may eat the Cleaner Shrimp. It will not tolerate copper or high levels of nitrates in the aquarium, but will require correct levels of iodine in the water to promote proper molting.
In the aquarium, the diet can include freeze dried, frozen, and dry foods.
Cleaner Shrimp grow to approximately 2".
PLEASE bear in mind delivery on these items. You must purchase Next Day as they could almost certainly dead on arrival on 3-4 day delivery.
(Rated by 1 customers)
excellent critter! recieved very plump and active, immediatly took to the new tank and set up cleaning station. A must have for natural disease and infection protection.