Cleaner Shrimp

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Usually expensive, the Skunk Cleaner Shrimp - Lysmata amboinensis - adds color and flair to any reef. Fish will swim right up and allow the Cleaner Shrimp to 'clean' its body of all types of parasites, so those with Tangs would be wise to have one or two in their tank. In pairs, they breed quite often, and the released eggs will feed your tank's inhabitants. Reef-safe.

This shrimp is carrying eggs (the bright green mass under its belly/tail section.