The Fire Shrimp is a beautiful deep blood red that will stand out in any reef aquarium. This shrimp is generally hardy and suitable for many aquariums. The tank should have structures that offer caves and recesses for the shrimp to find refuge and establish a cleaning station. Do not be alarmed if you do not observe frequent solicitation and acts of cleaning especially later on since fish tend to experience fewer parasites in captivity. As a consequence of growth, shrimps regularly molt their exoskeleton (shell). During this molting period, the shrimp should be expected to become completely reclusive and may not be seen at all for several days; do not panic. Fire shrimps will readily accept a variety of foods. Their ability to detect food placed into the aquarium is keen, and they may temporarily leave their territory to grab items that are available. Though the Fire Shrimp is an active and thorough scavenger, it should be regularly provided a variety of target-fed foods.
|Scientific Name||Lysmata debelius|
|Origin||Wilds of Pacific Ocean|
|Colours||Scarlet, Bright red with white spots|
|Temperament||Peaceful or a little bit aggressive|
|Compatibility||Small peaceful saltwater fishes|
|Tank Size||30 Gallon|