Camel Shrimp (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis)

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Camel Shrimp

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Camel Shrimp

Rhynchocinetes durbanensis

Challenging

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.2 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years




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Alternative names

Camel Shrimp, Camelback Shrimp, Hinge-beak Shrimp, Candy Shrimp

Sexing

The males of this species tend to have larger claws than the females.

Tank compatibility

Not entirely reef-safe, do not keep with zooanthids or other soft corals. Can be a target for aggressive fish or other invertebrates. Prefers to be kept in groups.

Diet

Omnivore and scavenger, will pick at soft corals. Will accept brine shrimp, frozen or freeze-dried plankton, and flaked food.

Feeding regime

Once a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers to have places to hide. Sensitive to water conditions and copper.

Behaviour

Peaceful towards fish and other invertebrates.

Identification

Can be mistaken for the Rhynchocinetes uritai or Lysmata wurdemanni. The differences between the two are subtle. The R. durbanensis has bold white lines, a long and toothed rostrum, with 9-10 spines on the upper dorsal end and 16-18 spines on the lower part.

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