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Shrimp Facts and Information

Here are facts and information where you can learn all about the identification, characteristics, dietary requirements, culturing and other profile information about saltwater Shrimps.
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Pacific Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis)
Pacific Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis) profile. Facts, pictures and information about the Pacific Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis).

Facts and Care Information About Marine Shrimps
Listed in order by popularity with saltwater and reef aquarists, learn about Skunk Cleaner, Banded Coral, Peppermint and other marine shrimps in aquariums.

Facts and Information About the Blood Shrimp, Fire Shrimp, Scarlet Cleaner Shrim
Facts and Information About the Blood Shrimp, Fire Shrimp, Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp

Camelback Shrimps Profile
All having the characteristic hump on their back for which they are aptly named, there are many Rhynchocienetes species of Camelbacks found in tropical seas worldwide. These shrimp are excellent tank cleaners, which makes them desirable, and are attractive due to their vibrant cherry-red color with contrasting bright white stripes or dots, but...

More About Mantis Shrimps Contributed by Dr. Roy Caldwell
More About Mantis Shrimps Contributed by Dr. Roy Caldwell, which contains information about the Mantis Shrimp.

Peppermint Shrimp Profile
A profile and information about the Peppermint Shrimp, including

Profile of the Harlequin Shrimp
a photo with an identification, characteristics and diet profile about the Harlequin Shrimp, Hymenocera picta, also known as the Clown Shrimp.

Coral Banded Shrimp Profile - (Stenopus hispidus)
A profile of the Banded Coral Shrimps of the Stenopus species. This profile includes photos with identification, characteristics, compatibility, diet and more facts and information about these beautiful red and white banded marine shrimp.

Guides Camelback Shrimp Profile
From your About Guides Invert Picks Archive, a photo with an identification, characteristic and diet profile about the Camelback Shrimp, Rhynchocienetes uritai, often misidentified as the Peppermint Shrimp.

Guides Coral Banded Shrimp Profile
From your About Guides Invert Picks Archive, a photo with identification, characteristic and diet profile information about the Coral Banded Shrimp, Stenopus hispidus.

Guides Harlequin Shrimp Profile
From your About Guides Invert Picks Archive, a photo with an identification, characteristic and diet profile about the Harlequin Shrimp, Hymenocera picta, also known as the Clown Shrimp.

Guides Peppermint Shrimp Profile
From your About Guides Invert Picks Archive, a photo with an identification, characteristic and diet profile about the TRUE Peppermint Shrimp, Lysmata wurdemanni.

Mantis Shrimp: Pet or Pest?
From the Saltwater Aquariums Guides, some aquarists love them as pets and others consider them nothing but pests.  This article takes a look at both sides.

Crustaceans - Shrimps & Crabs
Page 1 of the Sea & Sky Reef Life Crustaceans page gives an explanation of what Crustaceans are, then includes photos and profiles about the Cleaner Shrimp and Red Hermit, Arrow, Purple Shore and Anemone Crabs.

Crustaceans - Shrimps
Page 2 of the Sea & Sky Reef Life Crustaceans page includes photos and profiles about the Banded Coral, Anemone, Blood and Harlequin Shrimp, as well as the Slipper Lobster.

Shrimp Profiles
From Drs. Foster & Smith's LiveAquaria.com Invertebrates Index, here is a very nice collection of Shrimp profiles to learn about these little crustaceans. Photos are included.

Why Do Shrimp Have to Molt?
Dear Marther ReefKeeper of OZ Reef answers Curious Crustacea's question of, why myself and other shrimp have to molt? The answer applies to all other crustaceans as well.

Shrimp - How To Raise & Train Your Peppermint Shrimp
Here is a great new book written by April Kirkendoll and published by Lysmata Publishing that explains how to raise Peppermint and several other shrimps in your home aquarium. Excellent information for the beginner and expert alike.

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