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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. …

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Saltwater cleaner shrimp aquarium care facts guide

Are you looking for the perfect Saltwater Cleaner Shrimp to add to your reef tank, but aren’t sure which one to buy? Or do you just want to learn more about these amazingly beautiful invertebrates? Well, you’re in the right place, because these delicate creatures are amazing. Don’t take my word …

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The Pistol Shrimp: an awesome reef invertebrate

The pistol shrimp is an amazing reef invertebrate. It isn’t quite as popular as some of the cleaner shrimp species, like the Fire shrimp and the skunk cleaner (for a very good reason I’ll highlight in a moment), but it certainly is just as interesting. Table of contents Please use …

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Nassarius snail

The nassarius snail, N. vibex, is a small member of the mollusk phylum and is a fairly common addition to the saltwater aquarium as part of the cleanup crew. They are amusing to watch. By day, they bury themselves in the sand, with just a tiny periscope-like piece of flesh left sticking …