Species Name : Thor ambionensis
Care Level : Easy
Temperament : Peaceful
Color : Black, Red, Tan, White
Diet : Carnivore
Reef Compatible : Yes
Water Conditions : 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size : 1¼"
Origin : Indo-Pacific, Indonesia
Family : Hippolytidae
Supplements : Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements
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.
The Sexy Anemone Shrimp is named for its unusual body movements. When walking, Thor Amboinensis sways its abdomen back and forth with exotic flair. In addition to this fascinating behavior, the Sexy Anemone Shrimp is also uniquely dressed in a reddish brown body dotted with brilliant white spots. Sexy shrimp don’t grow much beyond 1¼ inches (3.2cm).These characteristics make the Sexy Anemone Shrimps an enchanting aquarium addition.
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.
It is peaceful towards members of its own species and other tankmates. The Sexy Anemone Shrimp should not be housed in aquariums with predatory fish that might attack these small shrimp.
Like other invertebrates, the Sexy Anemone Shrimp cannot tolerate high nitrate or copper levels. To promote proper molting, sufficient iodine levels must be maintained.
Sexy shrimps don’t need complicated diets; they are by nature omnivores and in captivity will scavenge for meaty foods like mysis, shredded clam, and so forth. They will also take some algae-based products, such as nori.
Size: 1/4" to 3/4"
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