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