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Keeping the Fire Shrimp: Lysmata debelius

The Blood Red Fire Shrimp is one of the most sought-after invertebrates in the saltwater aquarium hobby–because of the amazing color, delicate gracefulness, and fascinating cleaning behavior. Don’t take my word for it, take a look at this beautiful creature. Have you ever seen such a deep red color in the natural …

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The bristle worm

If you have ever seen a bristle worm in your reef tank, you would probably agree they can be ugly little creatures. I’m pretty sure we’re genetically programmed to be creeped out by millipede-looking creatures. There is a lot of energy and discussion about this lowly polychaete in reef aquarium …

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Coral Banded Shrimp: Stenopus hispidus

Introduction to the Coral Banded Shrimp The Stenopus hispidus, commonly known as Boxer Shrimp, Banded Cleaner Shrimp, or Coral Banded Shrimp, is a popular and inexpensive invertebrate to add to your tank. Like some of the other common saltwater aquarium shrimp, you may find that this little fella will be …

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Peppermint Shrimp Care Guide

Peppermint shrimp are a brightly colored, inexpensive saltwater reef shrimp species that are often recommended to help control aiptasia anemone populations. But they are also a fun, interesting, easy-to-care for  invertebrate that can add some color and variety to your reef tank. Let’s dive a bit deeper into what makes …

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Scarlet skunk cleaner shrimp care guide

While the name, Scarlet Skunk cleaner shrimp might sound like one of the smelliest and least interesting things you could add to your tank, I can assure you, there is nothing ordinary…or smelly…about them. It is by far the most popular of the aquarium cleaner shrimps, despite the unattractive name. …