Sexy Anemone Shrimp
Alternative Name(s): Dancing Shrimp
Scientific Name(s): Thor amboinensis
Category: Marine Invertebrate
Difficulty:
Maximum Size: 4cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 40 litres
Minimum Tank Size: any
Water Temperature Range: 22-26°C

General Information: This pretty little shrimp earns its name as it wiggles its tail as it grazes. Small brown shrimp with pink splodges that let it blend in to the coralline algae on the rocks.
Tank Requirements: SALINITY SG: 1.020-1.025
Diet Requirements: Grazes on algae and scavenges any meaty foods it can find. Supplemental feeding not required.
Compatibility: Compatible with reef tanks, do not keep with fish that will eat them, they are expensive snacks! Peaceful towards its own kind.
Recommendations: Keep in small groups
Common Problems: Copper sensitivity, iodine deficiency, needs drip acclimatisation as it is sensitive to pH/salinity changes and high nitrate levels.
Similar Species:
Sexing: The males are skinnier than the females, quite noticeable when both male and female are together.
Breeding: Possible in aquarium without predators. Females hold fertilized eggs till they are ready to hatch, then they will be released to hatch.
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