Posts Tagged invertebrate

The Blood Shrimp

This shrimp is in the same family as other cleaner shrimps such as Lysmata amboinensis and Lysmata grabhami. It has more than the one common name blood shrimp; others are fire shrimp and scarlet cleaner shrimp. The proper name is Lysmata debelius. This small shrimp will probably grow no larger

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The Banded Coral Shrimp

There are a few shrimps that find favour with reef aquarists. Two favourites are the cleaner shrimps Lysmata amboinensis and Lysmata grabhami. Another is the banded coral shrimp, often called the banded boxing shrimp, properly called Stenopus hispidus. Have a look: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Stenopus_hispidus_1.jpg Where the common name comes from is partly

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Brine Shrimp – Should You Use Them In A Salt Water Aquarium

Feeding the livestock in a marine system is of very great importance. All living things need food to obtain energy and remain healthy. Without an adequate food supply – adequate in both quantity and quality – livestock will soon start to have problems. Brine shrimp have been in use for

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The Cleaner Shrimp

Personally I like cleaner shrimps (Lysmata Amboinensis). I think that they are a fantastic addition to a reef tank. I have two in my aquarium and really enjoy watching them.

I like the way thay they hang upside down in a cave, the way in which they will take food out of your fingers and especially when they climb up your arm looking for food when you have you arm in the aquarium doing this and that.

There is one thing about them which I don’t like though and that is ‘they walk on the corals’

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