Kuekenthal’s Cleaner Shrimp - Aiptasia Eater
Kuekenthal’s Cleaner Shrimp - Aiptasia Eater
Lysmata kuekenthali

Kuekenthal’s Cleaner Shrimp - Aiptasia Eater

Regular price $34.00 Sale price $40.00 Unit price per
Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Max. Size 2"
Kuekenthal’s Cleaner Shrimp Lysmata kuekenthali, is a marine invertebrate that has a highly ornamental quality due to the red stripes that stand out against the dull color of its body. Their antennas and legs also contain bright red coloring.

Also known as Striped Shrimp or Red Striped Shrimp, they feed on Aptasia anemones in a reef environment. While a single shrimp can feed on Aptasia, it does best when part of a group as they work together to hold the anemone down. In addition to feeding on Aptasia, they also perform the important work of scavenging and cleaning fish from skin parasites. Because of their effective eating habits, they must be watched because they may also feed on small polyps and consume food meant for slower aquatic life such as corals, especially if they are not fed enough.

This member of the Lysmatidae family is an omnivore that will consume Aptasia, detritus and left over food. If insufficient food is present, supplement their diet with algae tablets, and quality flake or frozen food.