Species group: Shrimps
Other common names: Caribbean Cleaner Shrimp; Veined Cleaner Shrimp; Candy Cane Shrimp; Saltwater Peppermint Shrimp
Scientific name: Lysmata wurdemanni
The Peppermint Shrimp is a nocturnal scavenger shrimp which is native to the Western Atlantic Ocean. The Peppermint Shrimp is a popular addition to marine tanks because of its colorful appearance, peaceful nature, and its appetite for Aiptaisia anemone.
The Peppermint Shrimp is named for the bright red and cream colored stripes on its body.
beginner aquarist, great color, fantastic scavengers, nuisance aiptasia anemone, good reef cleaners
copper, lionfish, wrasse, predators, puffers
higher salinity level, appropriate tankmates, small maximum size