amboinensis, commonly known as the squat shrimp or Sexy Shrimp, is a species of
shrimp found across the Indo-West Pacific and in parts of the Atlantic Ocean.
It lives symbiotically on corals, sea anemones and other marine invertebrates
in shallow reef communities.
Shrimp is a popular species for marine aquaria. Sexy shrimp are often kept in
groups of three or more, due to their small size, a quality that also makes
them popular nano reef inhabitants. They will readily host in any anemones
present in the aquarium and if an anemone is not available, may host in certain
types of coral.
shrimp will scavenge for meaty food scraps, like mysis shrimp, clam, and other
prepared fish foods. If a host cnidarian is present, they may feed on the