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Lysmata amboinensis
Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

 Age of Aquariums > Saltwater Fish

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Photo Credit: Greg Rothschild

My cleaner is an active little guy! It skitters all over the tank looking for food. It tries to clean my Ocellaris but the Ocellaris doesn't like it and always swims off when the shrimp attempts it. Very interesting little shrimp.

Contributed by Valeen Gonzalez

My cleaner shrimp are amazing scavengers! They also like to clean my coral beauty angel occasionally. The main problem I have with them is that they, along with my peppermint shrimp, like to steal food from my corals when I'm target feeding them. To deal with it I usually squirt a small amount of food away from the corals the shrimp run after it.

Contributed by Valeen Gonzalez

I love my cleaner shrimp. He has a bit of an attitude and he loves to show off. When I first got him I thought he was kind of boring, but now that he has warmed up to me and his surroundings he has such a personality. He molts quite a bit though and he's getting HUGE! Well at least in my opinion. I love him and I would definitely get another one!

Contributed by Alley

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