Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Max. Size: 2″
Color Form: Red, White, Yellow
Origin: Florida Keys, Gulf of Mexico, Western Atlantic
The Peppermint Shrimp is also known as the Veined Shrimp and Caribbean Cleaner Shrimp. The shrimp has almost a translucent body with bright red stripes.
Peppermint Shrimp are very peaceful toward other tank mates in the aquarium, and can be kept with multiples of its own kind. They need multiple hiding places in the aquarium for when they are molting. The Peppermint Shrimp rarely come out during the day unless it is to feed, but when in groups they are seen more often.
These shrimp will eat the coral destroying Aiptasia, or glass anemones. The Peppermint Shrimp picks around in the aquarium to consume any uneaten foods and decomposing matter. They are best fed at least once a day with fresh or frozen foods suitable for carnivores such as freeze dried krill, live adult brine shrimp, and occasional fresh fish.