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Care Level: Easy
Color: Black, Red, White
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 1.5"
Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallons
Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia
Reef Safe: Yes
Scientific Name: Thor amboinensis
Temperament: Peaceful

Description

Thor 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.

Sexy 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.

Sexy 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 host's mucous.

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