|Latin name||Thor amboinensis|
|Common 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
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.
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
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)