Lysmata wurdemanni
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Facts

Latin name Lysmata wurdemanni
Common name Peppermint shrimp
Family Alpheoidea - Lysmata
Origin The Mexican Golf
Max length 4 cm (1.6")

As aquarium fish

Minimum volume 50 l (13 gal)
Hardiness Average
Suitable for aquarium Suitable for most aquarium
Reef safe Always reef safe
Aggressiveness Peaceful

Food

Maybee
  • Soft coral
Mostly
  • Detritus
Recommended
  • Small crustaceans (Krill, mysis, artemia...)

Sensitive during transportation

This species is very sensitive during transportation and acclimatizing into the aquarium.

Eats glass anemones (Aiptasia)

This species eats glass anemones (Aiptasia).

But occasionally one finds an individual fish which refuses to eat them.

Bred in captivity

This species can be bred in captivity, one can therefore consider asking your local fish store for a captive bred specimen.

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

Lysmata wurdemanni - Wikipedia - (English)

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)

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