Peppermint Shrimp (Gulf)
|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.
We recommend that orders over 3 Peppermint Shrimp be shipped via UPS. If you would like to order a larger amount than 3, you can find the unlimited quantity listing here.
This species is compatible with:
|Anemone Shrimp (Any)||✔|
|Bumble Bee Shrimp||✔|
|Coral Banded Shrimp (Any)||✘|
|Randall's Pistol Shrimp||✔|
|Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp||✔|
|Spotted Anemone Shrimp||✔|