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Camel Shrimp Group (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis)
Camel Shrimp Group
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
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Camel Shrimp Group (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Red
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 64-77° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 2"
Family Rhynchocinetidae
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements
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Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Red
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 64-77° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 2"
Family Rhynchocinetidae
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Compatibility View Chart
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

Did you know that this specimen ships from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility, home of our popular Diver's Den® WYSIWYG Store and our LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Corals (CCGC)? What that means is that you can rest assured knowing this specimen received the highest level of care from our experienced and professional LiveAquaria® staff!

PLUS, hobbyists that use our LiveAquaria® Professional Reef Salt have the added benefit knowing marine species shipped from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility share the same water parameters. In other words, if you use our Professional Reef Salt, marine species shipped from our Wisconsin Facility will acclimate and transition to your home aquarium with less stress to set the foundation for longer term success.

The Camel Shrimp is also known as the Hinge-beak Shrimp, Dancing Shrimp, or Candy Shrimp. It is distinguished by a moveable rostrum (beak) that is usually angled upwards. The Camel Shrimp has a variable pattern of red and white stripes on its body. The males of its species tend to have larger chelipeds (claws) than the females.

It prefers to congregate with other shrimp of its kind in rock crevasses, under overhangs, or in the coral rubble. It especially needs hiding places when it is molting. It usually tolerates other shrimp, but may nip at colonial anemones, disc anemones, and soft leather corals. It generally leaves bubble coral and stinging anemones alone.

The Camel Shrimp will accept brine shrimp, frozen or freeze-dried plankton, and flaked food.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1-1/2"

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