The Fire Shrimp, or Blood Shrimp as it is also known, is a "cleaner" shrimp, but it won't spend much time consuming algae or even detritus in your tank, rather it will attempt to clean dead scales and parasites from your fish. They should be fed a sinking pellet diet to keep them healthy and behaved, as shrimp may consume snails if they get hungry enough.
They are fairly hardy, but do not do well with other ornamental shrimp, such as the coral banded or skunk cleaner shrimp. They fight with members of their own species, unless mated.
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