Thor amboinensis

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Latin name Thor amboinensis
Local name Sexy anemone shrimp
Family Alpheoidea - Thor
Origin East Indian Ocean, Australia, The Mexican Golf, Indonesia, East Pacific, Central/West Pacific
Max length 2 cm (0,8")
As aquarium fish
Minimum volume 50 cm (13 gal)
Hardiness Average
Suitable for aquarium Suitable with care
Reef safe Always reef safe
Aggressiveness Peaceful
Keep in mind
Lives in anemones

These shrimps live in small groups in large anemones. One should try to mimic this in the aquarium.

Sometimes aggressive Clownfish will chase them out of the anemone.

Descriptions and further reading
Family description (Alpheoidea)

Shrimps have many different purposes in the tank, some are just pretty while others are shy but useful. Some remove parasites whilst others help fight different pests. 

Read more about the different genera and species for more specific information.

References and further reading

About references

Ronald L. Shimek. 2004. Marine Invertebrates (PocketExpert Guide) - TFH Publications / Microcosm Ltd. - (English)
Bob Fenner. Cleaner Shrimps of the Family Hippolytidae - Wet Web Media - (English)
James W. Fatherree. A Few Common Shrimps for the Marine Aquarium - Wet Web Media - (English)