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Peterson Cleaner Shrimp  - Periclimenes pedersoni

Peterson Cleaner Shrimp - Periclimenes pedersoni

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The Pederson cleaner shrimp, also known as the Caribbean Anemone Shrimp is found in the Western part of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean oceans. They are a clear brown color with beautiful purple and blue markings. Their front claws are very large and are also adorned with the same purple and blue patterns. These shrimp also act as cleaner shrimp. They lure fish into their surroundings using their large antennae. 

 

Category Invertebrate
Care Easy
Diet Omnivore
Maximum Size 1 1/2  Inches
Origin Florida
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium
Water Condition 72-78 F, dkh 8-12, PH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Water Flow Normal
Light Normal
Reef Compatible Yes
Compatibility See Chart 

 

The Pederson cleaner shrimp does best in a reef aquarium with plenty of live rock for foraging and hiding. They will form a relationship with many species of anemone, but this is not required for the health and well being of the shrimp. They will lure large fish into their surrounding and will climb onto the fish to clean parasites from them. Do not house the cleaner shrimp with any fish or invertebrates that may cause harm to them.

In the aquarium, it will eat most meat or fish-based diets.