Crustaceans, Carid Shrimps, Cleaner Shrimps, Striped Cleaner Shrimp, Red-striped Cleaner Shrimp, Yellow-leg Cleaner Shrimp, Ambon Cleaner Shrimp.
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Also known as Crustaceans, Carid Shrimps, Cleaner Shrimps, Striped Cleaner Shrimp, Red-striped Cleaner Shrimp, Yellow-leg Cleaner Shrimp and Ambon Cleaner Shrimp.
Found in pairs or in colonies on sandy areas around coral and rocky reefs on fish at cleaning stations both day and night.
They wave their antennae to attract customers.
They feed on parasites, algae and plankton.
Length - 1.5cm
Depth - 3-60m
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 fish, they then proceed to clean outside and inside the creatures mouths, gills etc,. (edit)
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