Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis)
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Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis)
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis)

Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis)

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The Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis) is a must have in any tank with fish. The best friend of many fish it acts as the scrub brush and tooth brush for the fish. Although Cleaner Shrimp are peaceful, documentation in Frontiers in Zoology published on 11.21.2011, found that when 3+ Lysmata amboinensis are kept in confinement in a single tank, the strongest 2 will kill of all others to be the dominant two int he tank to mate. Cleaner Shrimp are hermaphrodites, and will present the necessary sexual organs based upon the need. To many potential distractions are eliminated until only 2 shrimp are left to assume their roles in the reproductive state. Cleaner Shrimp provide a very useful job in the home aquarium, as they will set up cleaning stations which fish visit regularly and willingly. Cleaner Shrimp are recommended when purchasing tangs which are highly susceptible to Cryptocaryon irritans (marine ICH) and other ectoparasites.
COMMON NAME: Cleaner Shrimp -Large
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lysmata amboinensis
SIZE AVAILABLE: ~1-1.5 inches
FOOD/DIET: Carnivore
CARE LEVEL: Moderately Easy
AVAILABILITY: Most always available - 99%
Customer Reviews
Joey Graham of MS
As always, R2G has the best prices. My fish were recovering from ich, and it saddened me to watch my peppermint shrimp tickle them with their antennas. Bought two cleaners, and they went to work right away, even hitching a ride on my yellow tang within an hour. There's a steady line of fish waiting for a good cleaning. Highly beneficial, and lots of fun to watch. You NEED these shrimp.
Chris of Rockyface GA
Cleaner Shrimp
I just got my cleaner shrimp in the mail and it was healthy and ready to go. Any time I come near the tank it comes to the front like its looking at me lol. I would order from you guys again.
jason of clear brook va
great shrip
came in very health wasnt shy at all every time my hand goes in the tanks hes on it in now time have to be carefull when moving stuff cause he always on me
Sarah of Memphis
Pretty cool! When you can see them.
This little guy is pretty cool! There are a few of our fish that come right up to him and he starts to clean them. He is most active at night and when the lights are low, he doesn't like to be the center of attention. We are looking forward to getting a few more in the future!
BC of FL
Cleaner shrimp
Good reef shrimp, may and may not clean fish, likes caves.
Stephanie C. of SC
Cleaner shrimp
This is such a fun shrimp to have in your aquarium! Active, out and about, and has even taken to cleaning my hand when I'm doing in-tank work!! Funny guy, and of excellent quality!
Lex of South Carolina
General Store Review
It was my first time ordering livestock online and I was extremely iffy about the process. I took a chance with Reefs2Go and extremely satisfy with the entire process. I was able to make minor changes to my order the night before the shipment is shipped via email. The order arrived well packaged and all of the livestocks are healthy. I'm in the process of ordering more livestock for Reefs2Go. I hope Reefs2Go will have more corals soon, like some Acans, Favia, etc.