Scientific Name Lysmata amboinensis
Common Names Skunk Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, White-Banded Cleaner Shrimp
Care Level Easy
Size Up to 2-3 inches
pH 8.1 - 8.4
Temperature 75°F - 82°F (25°C - 28°C)
Specific Gravity 1.023 - 1.025
Carbonate Hardness (dKH) 8 - 12°
Minimum Tank size 5 gallons
Origin / Habitat Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Reef safe Yes
Temperament / Behavior Will hang around on reefs and is better in groups 2 or more.
Tank Size 5 gallon minimum
Compatible Tank Mates Many fish will not bother with them put caution is advised with a Hawkfish as they will eat them
Diet / Fish Food It feeds on ectoparasites or dead tissue that it picks from the body and oral cavities/gills of many fish. It will also consume meaty foods.
Tank Region All over
General Information A wonderful addition to any tank and also very helpful at keeping fish from contracting diseases and infections as you will see the shrimp hanging on the fish as they clean.