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Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

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Starting From €35.00
Ex Tax: €28.46
  • Stock: Call To Order
  • Model: SC101S
  • EAN: 30172081262

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Care Level
Color / Form
Bright Red to Blood Red
Geographic Region
Sri Lanka Indo Pacific
Max Size
Reef Compatible
Tank Size
050 Lt.
Water Conditions
PH:8.1-8.4, Sg:1.023-1.025, 23
General Information
Common Name Blood Shrimp, Blood Red Fire S
Family Hippolytidae
Latin Name Lysmata debelius

The Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp acts like the medic of any saltwater aquarium. In fact, this active cleaner will set up shop on live rock or coral outcroppings and wait for fish to come and be cleaned of ectoparasites or dead tissue.

Many fish value its services so highly that they even allow the Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp to clean inside of their mouths without harming the shrimp. No matter how your fish use the Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimps services, it is easy to see why this peaceful creature is so popular amongst home aquarists.

The Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp is also known as the Red Skunk Cleaner Shrimp because of the distinct pair of bright red stripes that outline the single white stripe running down its back. The Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp is often found in groups amongst live rock or coral.

In the home aquarium, the Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp requires similar habitats and peaceful tankmates. Some fish, such as Hawkfish and Lionfish or predatory shrimp or crabs may see this member of the Hippolytidae family as food.

Like other invertebrates, the Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp is intolerant of copper-based medications, high nitrate levels, and fluctuating water parameters. It also requires the drip-acclimation process when first introduced to your system. Also, proper iodine supplementation is necessary to promote molting and growth. To supplement their diet, feed Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp freeze dried, frozen, and flake foods.

There are two species commonly referred to as striped cleaner shrimp, L. amboinensis with white spots at the end of the tail and L. grabhami that has no spots. The Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp or is also called the Indo-Pacific White-Banded Cleaner Shrimp, Indo-Pacific White-Striped Cleaner Shrimp, or the Scarlet Cleaner kept in the home aquarium.

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