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psidriven
04/14/2017, 04:18 AM
Just picked up a plume shrimp (aka donald duck shrimp), but couldnt find much in regards to care. Anyone have some information?

JamesHolt
04/21/2017, 02:16 AM
Also known as Crustaceans, Carid Shrimps, Commensal Shrimp, Palaemonid Shrimp, Long Nose Shrimp, Rock Shrimp, Plumed Shrimp, Plumed Rock Shrimp and Crocodile Shrimp.

Found on coral and rocky reefs
They feed on parasites, algae and plankton.
Length - 3cm
Depth - 2-30m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Often if a divers hand is near to a cleaner shrimps, they will hop on board and perform a manicure!

Carid shrimps occur worldwide in almost every habitat, from sea water to fresh water and can be found all over the reef.
They are generally respected by other creatures, often sharing burrows and holes and working as housekeepers.
They will wave their antennae around to attract customers, they then proceed to clean outside and inside the creatures mouths, gills etc,

Copy and Pasted from--> http://http://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/donald-duck-shrimp/1985

psidriven
04/24/2017, 11:28 PM
Thanks for the reply. Haven't seen it try to clean any fish yet but will keep an eye out.


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JamesHolt
04/24/2017, 11:53 PM
Wouldnt mind have one for myself,,havent found anywhere to purchase from yet..

psidriven
05/30/2017, 04:07 AM
little update. probably should only have them in a species tank. mine hides all the time and only see it in the dark under a ledge or out after lights off. its out less than my pom pom crabs.

JamesHolt
05/30/2017, 04:45 PM
Sounds like they would be a good option for a nano or pico tank then..