Saltwater Reef Aquarium Shrimp: Peacock Anemone Shrimp, Periclimenes brevicarpalis
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Peacock Anemone Shrimp
Periclimenes brevicarpalis

Picture of Peacock Anemone Shrimp, Periclimenes brevicarpalis

Small 1/2" to 3/4"; Medium 3/4" to 1"; Large 1" to 1-1/4"

Description: The Peacock Anemone Shrimp is also sometimes called the Clown Anemone Shrimp or White Spot Anemone Shrimp. It has black-ringed orange spots on its tail, and is often seen in large sea anemones. Usually a pair are seen in one anemone. Their body is almost transparent, especially the smaller male. Pincers long transparent with purple bars. The female is often larger and more brightly marked with more and larger white spots on the back, along the abdomen and the base of the tail. The male may be totally transparent except for the eyespots on the tail. Some also have a white tail and a white bar between the eyes like the female. In both the male and female, the tail has 5 black-ringed orange eyespots. The Peacock shrimp get along with these anemones: Giant carpet anemone(Stichodactyla gigantea), Haddon's carpet anemones (Stichodactyla haddoni), Magnificent anemones (Heteractis magnifica), Leathery anemone (Heteractis crispa), Pizza anemone (Cryptodendrum adhaesivum) and the Bubble-tip anemone (Entacmea quadricolor). The Ocellaris clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) are also found together with the anemone shrimps on the same anemone. They don't seem to mind one another at all. If the Peackock Anemone shrimp hangs out on the anemone all the time you may ask how is it eating? Anemone shrimps do not eat the host anemone. Instead, they are sheltered in the anemone for protection and feed on anemone left overs. The shrimps are often seen "hanging" over the edge of their anemone home with their pincers extended.

Diet and Feeding Feeding The Peacock Anemone Shrimp should not be a problem since they eat just about all meaty aquarium foods. They will accept any meaty freeze dried or frozen foods in the aquarium.

Level of Care Easy

Reef Compatibility Excellent

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