Lysmata Amboinensis (Cleaner Shrimp)

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Lysmata Amboinensis (Cleaner Shrimp)

Post  thierry on Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:09 pm

Source: aquaduo.nl

QUICK STATS
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Reef Compatible: Yes
  • Max. Size: 6 cm
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Origin: Rode Zee, Oost-Pacific, West Pacific en Hawaii.
  • Insert Date: 14 November 2009


Links:
http://www.reeflex.net/tiere/1180_Lysmata_amboinensis.htm
http://www.fishlore.com/profile-skunkcleanershrimp.htm


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November 16

Post  thierry on Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:55 am

First time showing his face outside the cave


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Blue Tang Added December 4

Post  thierry on Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:41 pm



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December 14

Post  thierry on Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:08 pm

Added new Corals.
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Januari 13

Post  thierry on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:49 pm




Also made two movies of the shrimp. He is just so much fun to look at :p

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Februari 8

Post  thierry on Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:45 pm

He is growing big already, still trying to clean the fish, but no one wants to be cleaned. While I was removing some algae he did clean my hand, really weird feeling, I can tell you that :p

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Hermit Crab Added

Post  thierry on Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:04 pm

Tuesday we added a Hermit Crab, not that the shrimp really cares for anything else but fishes :p

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Cleaning February 14

Post  thierry on Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:35 pm

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Re: Lysmata Amboinensis (Cleaner Shrimp)

Post  thierry on Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:24 am

Just a random picture, nothing really happened to him
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The road to rebuilding Pt 1

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:33 pm

The cleaner shrimp is one of the inverts that is still alive and visible, at least…not when I’m taking pictures, but still often visible :p
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The road to rebuilding Pt2

Post  thierry on Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:47 pm

The cleaner shrimp shed his skin again this morning, he is doing it just a little to often in my opinion. Hopefully in the new situation it won’t happen as often, because I don’t want him to die also. Couldn’t get a picture of him again, but I think he will have a nice place in the new environment, with more and bigger caves.
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Found some information on Fishlore

Post  thierry on Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:47 pm

Found an article on Fishlore
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Rebuilding Day 1

Post  thierry on Fri May 14, 2010 11:40 am

Gave me a hard time to catch...didn't expect that. But I got him and moved him to the small aquarium.
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Rebuilding Day 4, the aftermath

Post  thierry on Mon May 17, 2010 3:49 pm

Well he moved back easier then his first move. He already found the caves and is hiding between the rocks. Hope that he doesn't hide too much...last time we could still see him even though he was in a cave...now they have better hiding spaces.
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Many new corals

Post  thierry on Fri May 28, 2010 12:05 pm

The cleaner shrimp thought the Foxface needed some cleaning. The foxface was still not fully awake so it seemed :p
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June 2 2010

Post  thierry on Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:19 pm

The cleaner shrimp shows itself a lot lately. Even with the lights on he is very visible, mostly climbing the back wall but also often moving over the rocks and corals.




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It's a male!

Post  thierry on Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:04 pm

While browsing around I found a site explaining the difference between male and female cleaner shrimps. Seems the difference is in the tail, according to the site John's Aquarium the tail of the male has a white stripe that looks like a reverted T, while the female's "T" wraps all around the tail. Also the female carries eggs at the rear. The following picture shows it, and helps me conclude that we have a male cleaner shrimp in the aquarium.
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Added new Urchin, Hermit Crab and Mushrooms

Post  thierry on Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:23 pm

The cleaner shrimp still shows itself often to clean
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Movie

Post  thierry on Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:10 pm

A while ago I recorded some movies, I just took the parts out from each animal separate.

First movie shows the Cleaner Shrimp trying to clean the Salarias.


Second movie was shortly after feeding time, the Cleaner Shrimp was trying to get his portion.


Third movie is a night time movie of his nighttime activity.
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New corals

Post  thierry on Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:23 pm

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Angelfish sold, tank rebuild

Post  thierry on Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:57 am

Unfortunately due to the rebuild the cleaner shrimp has found a new spot, where we hardly see him.

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Back from vacation

Post  thierry on Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:03 pm

The Cleaner shrimp is our first shrimp and our oldest living Invertebrate. In the first setting he wasn’t visible a lot but after the rebuild he took refuge in a cave that was open to see. Unfortunately the catching of the angel fish destroyed that cave and he now moved to the bottom caves where you can hardly see him. Sometimes he shows himself but most of those times are during the night. That is also the reason I didn’t get a picture of him. But he already made it for 10 months in our aquarium Smile
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First year anniversary

Post  thierry on Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:17 pm

Past Sunday the Cleaner shrimp celebrated his first year anniversary in the Red Sea Max. He is currently the oldest Invertebrate in the aquarium and therefore the first to celebrate his first year anniversary.


December 2009

In the early days he could be found a lot near the big toadstool we had back then, the cave behind it was his hideout, but also the toadstool was used as a hideout often. After the rebuild he found a new cave where we could see him all day, but unfortunately we had to rebuild again after that and the cave was gone. Now he hides somewhere underneath all the rocks far out of sight. Last few days he shows more often during feeding time but mostly we see him during the night.


February 2010

His biggest hobby, harassing fish (cleaning actually), wasn’t very successful in the beginning. None of the fish wanted him to clean them. After some months couple of fish sometimes just let it happen (didn’t seem too fond of it though). Some time ago when we appeared to have white spot the Blue Tang offered herself voluntarily to the cleaner shrimp for a cleaning job.


June 2010

He is a good cleaner, dead organism are his main priority. When I unfortunately damaged the Blue Sea Star he was the first to get hold of the lost leg/arm.


August 2010

We hope to see him more often in the future and enjoy his fun behaviour, he is much fun to watch (as are most shrimps).
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Cleaned RSM

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:16 pm

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Quick Vacation Update

Post  thierry on Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:21 pm

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