The White Spot Hermit Crab

Crabs are not always welcome in the marine aquarium. Some of them could cause trouble, either blundering about and knocking things over, possibly interfering directly with corals or just growing too large. There are some crabs however that often find favour with aquarists, and these are the hermits. They are

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The Dancing Shrimp

There are a few shrimps which find favour with aquarists; some of them have been the subject of other texts on this website. This is another favourite, both for its colouring and character. Before starting, a picture is needed: http://fr.reeflex.net/tiere/1019_Rhynchocinetes_uritai.htm This shrimp comes under a few common names which could

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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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