Generally any kind of sinking pellet will do Recommended minimum tank size: They are a type of anemone shrimp that are normally found in association with anemones in the wild. Due to their small size, they are easily harrased and consumed by larger fish.
It has arguably the most attractive coloration and pattern of any commonly kept reef fish. Difficult to keep in the home aquarium because they are picky eaters thus they should be reserved for the experienced aquarists only.
Strictly no basslets, groupers or any other large carnivores. The Mandarin requires an established reef aquarium with plenty of live copepods available to feed on. Our favorite choices are Selcon or Vita Chem.
The Mandarinfish will hover and scoot around your reef aquarium without bothering any corals,clams,or nvertebrates.
They are also relatively cheap as a result, making them very accessible to all saltwater tank enthusiasts. When feeding frozen aquarium food it would be a very wise to provide some vitamins to the frozen mix. Adding a refugium to your system will once established, provide an excellent source of live food.
Curiously named Thor Amboinensis despite their size. Like the Fire shrimp and the Cleaner Shrimp, the Sexy shrimp are commonly found throughout the Indo-Pacific where they are collected in large numbers for the trade. You can supplement its diet with live copepods from AlgaGen called Tisbe Copepods.
Tank mate selection is important. The scale-less body of the fish is a blue or green color which has bright Red wavy lines across it.
Mandarins help to prevent brown flatworm infestations, which can be trouble for some reef aquariums. It is called the sexy shrimp due to the way it is constantly twirling its body even when stationary.
Very small, they are well suited to nano and even pico aquariums.
Minimum of 3 hours Approximate Purchase Size: Very good reef or community fish. The tail is bright red with blue edging. Mushrooms, Green star polyps, clove polyps are good candidates for a substitute host.
If one is not found they will make do with substitutes from a variety of corals. Sexy shrimp are omnivores that will eat anything meaty and some greens.
But upon introducing a few pellets or a tasty morsel of some sort they head straight for it. The minimum tank requirement is generally stated as 29 gallon with 50lbs or more of live rock.
The sexy shrimp is a social creature that does well in groups. Though there may be some infighting now and again. It is best kept with other docile fishes in a community reef aquarium. The tiny Sexy Shrimp has enjoyed good popularity among marine hobbyists throughout the years.Saltwater Fish Sale, Live Coral and Invertebrates For Sale Too!
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