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Pederson's cleaning shrimp
Pederson cleaner shrimp
Pederson Putzergarnele (DE)
Origin: Caribbean (Florida, Bahamas, Venezuela...)
Biotope: lives in association with anemones, up to 25 m (82 feet) deep
100 L / 22 imp gal / 26 US gal
T°: 24 à 26°C or 75 to 79°F
pH: 7.5 to 8.5
Density: 1022 to 1026
2 to 3 cm (0.8 to 1.2")
couple or group
How to feed the Pederson's cleaning shrimp?
These invertebrates feed on particles and small prey. They can also consume parasites and dead fish skins.
What kind of behavior does the Pederson's cleaning shrimp have?
This shrimp lives in association with an anemone. However, it is willing to leave it on certain occasions, for example to go and de-worm a fish (and feed itself at the same time).
Pederson's shrimp can de-pest large fish, sometimes even entering their mouth or gill cavities! To attract them, it carries out vibrations with its white antennas. This activity makes them fearless crustaceans.
Who can live with the Pederson's cleaning shrimp?
This shrimp is symbiotic with certain anemones such as Bartholomea annulta, Ragactis lucida, Condylactis gigantea or Lebrunia danae.
They can live in couples but more often in groups in a large anemone. In the latter case, shrimp establish a well-defined hierarchy.
How to breed the Pederson's cleaning shrimp?
No protocol described in captivity.
Which aquarium for the Pederson's cleaning shrimp?
These small shrimps are perfectly adapted to a reef aquarium.
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Not shy, if you gently put your fingers near their anemone, they will come to you for a little cleaning in rule!
Their name "pedersoni" was given to them in homage to a shrimp specialist from the Bahamas: Harry Pederson, who was probably one of the first to photograph this species.
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