Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
 

Lysmata amboinensis, the northern cleaner shrimp, scarlet cleaner shrimp, skunk cleaner shrimp or Pacific cleaner shrimp, is an omnivorous shrimp species, which will generally scavenge and eat parasites and dead tissue._ L. amboinensis_ is naturally part of the reef ecosystem, and is widespread in the Red Sea and tropical Indo-Pacific.

It has been observed that fish with parasites may come to "cleaning stations" in the reef. Certain species of fish and several types of cleaner shrimp may assist the fish in large numbers and even go inside the mouth (and then to the gill cavity) without being eaten.

Many species of Lysmata, including L. amboinesis, are safe and beneficial in salt water tanks since they will (as indicated by their common name) clean both the tank and occasionally other fish within the tank.

L. amboinensis will normally moult every 3–8 weeks.

Source: wikipedia

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2014-02-13 03:43:16 -0800
_Lysmata amboinensis_, the **northern cleaner shrimp**, **scarlet cleaner shrimp**, **skunk cleaner shrimp** or **Pacific cleaner shrimp**, is an omnivorous shrimp species, which will generally scavenge and eat parasites and dead tissue._ L. amboinensis_ is naturally part of the reef ecosystem, and is widespread in the Red Sea and tropical Indo-Pacific. It has been observed that fish with parasites may come to "cleaning stations" in the reef. Certain species of fish and several types of cleaner shrimp may assist the fish in large numbers and even go inside the mouth (and then to the gill cavity) without being eaten. Many species of _Lysmata_, including _L. amboinesis_, are safe and beneficial in salt water tanks since they will (as indicated by their common name) clean both the tank and occasionally other fish within the tank. _L. amboinensis_ will normally moult every 3–8 weeks. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysmata_amboinensis)
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_Lysmata amboinensis_, the **northern cleaner shrimp**, **scarlet cleaner shrimp**, **skunk cleaner shrimp** or **Pacific cleaner shrimp**, is an omnivorous shrimp species, which will generally scavenge and eat parasites and dead tissue._ L. amboinensis_ is naturally part of the reef ecosystem, and is widespread in the Red Sea and tropical Indo-Pacific. It has been observed that fish with parasites may come to "cleaning stations" in the reef. Certain species of fish and several types of cleaner shrimp may assist the fish in large numbers and even go inside the mouth (and then to the gill cavity) without being eaten. Many species of _Lysmata_, including _L. amboinesis_, are safe and beneficial in salt water tanks since they will (as indicated by their common name) clean both the tank and occasionally other fish within the tank. _L. amboinensis_ will normally moult every 3–8 weeks. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysmata_amboinensis)
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Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
 
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
 
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
 
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
 

Invertebrate Specs

Scientific Name
Family
Hippolytidae
Environment
Salt
Max Size
2.0 in.
Chemistry
8.1 - 8.4 pH
Temperature
72 - 78 °F
Temperament
Peaceful
Diet
Carnivore
Difficulty
Easy
Origin
Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Reef Safe
Yes

Tanks (23)

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