Thor amboinensis


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

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



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

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)

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