Camel Shrimp (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis)
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95 Litres (25 US G.)
3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")
8.2 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
Alternative names[edit | edit source]
- Camel Shrimp, Camelback Shrimp, Hinge-beak Shrimp, Candy Shrimp
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- The males of this species tend to have larger claws than the females.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- Omnivore and scavenger, will pick at soft corals. Will accept brine shrimp, frozen or freeze-dried plankton, and flaked food.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Once a day.
Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]
- Prefers to have places to hide. Sensitive to water conditions and copper.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Peaceful towards fish and other invertebrates.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- 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.