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Peppermint Shrimp*

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Species Availability:   86
Quantity Price:
5 - 9 $6.50
10+ $6.00
Resides : Surfaces
Consumes : Aiptasia, leftover fish food
Max Size : 2" or 50mm
Origin : Caribbean
Availability: Seasonal, limited in summer and fall
Warnings : May hunt snails if not target fed.

Peppermint shrimp are omnivores that will feed on leftover foods, and sometimes pick at algae. Most importantly though, they will eat nuisance Aiptasia anemones and are an excellent choice to treat this scourge. They do best in groups when tackling an established aiptasia problem. Colorful with interesting behavior, they will make good pets after handling the Aiptasia in your tank. It takes them very little time to train most hobbyists to feed them when they approach the tank by doing a dance on the front glass. This species is hermaphroditic and gets along well in groups with other Lysmata species, but does not get along with Coral Banded Shrimp or other Stenopus species. 

Peppermint shrimp, like most shrimp, will kill snails if they are hungry, and they are especially dangerous to stressed snails, so they should be target fed on a routine basis.

This listing is for Peppermint Shrimp shipped via UPS. If you would like to order Priority Mail, you can find that listing here.

This species is compatible with:

Anemone Shrimp (Any)
Bongo Shrimp
Bumble Bee Shrimp
Coral Banded Shrimp (Any)
Crown Shrimp
Fire Shrimp
Harlequin Shrimp
Peppermint Shrimp
Pistol Shrimp
Randall's Pistol Shrimp
Saron Shrimp
Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp
Sexy Shrimp
Spotted Anemone Shrimp
Mated Pair

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