Also known as Anemone Partner Shrimp, Anemone Shrimp, Carid Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, Red Sea Anemone Shrimp.
Found living symbiotically with corals and sea anemones, over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on algae, parasites and plankton.
Length - 2.5cm
Depth - 5-30m
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 customers, they then proceed to clean outside and inside the creatures mouths, gills etc,. Ref: x