Cleaner Shrimp


Size: Small
Sale price$44.99



The Skunk Cleaner Shrimp is an indispensable part of any *saltwater aquarium, known for its distinctive cleaning abilities and striking appearance. With a bold white stripe flanked by two red stripes on its back, it resembles a skunk, that’s where it gets its name. This shrimp specializes in cleaning other fish in the tank, removing parasites and dead tissue, even daring to clean inside the mouths of larger fish.

These shrimps thrive in environments that replicate their natural reef habitat, preferring to set up their cleaning stations among live rock or coral. They are peaceful creatures but require tank mates that won’t view them as food. Care for the Skunk Cleaner Shrimp involves maintaining stable water conditions. Proper iodine levels are necessary for their molting process. Though they mainly feed on parasites and dead tissues from fish, their diet should be supplemented with freeze-dried, frozen, and flake foods.

Available in various sizes, from 3/4" to 2", Skunk Cleaner Shrimps are not just beneficial for their cleaning services but also add a vibrant aesthetic to the aquarium. You will enjoy watching them move around the tank and interact with other tank mates making them a favorite among aquarists.


If you are looking for a full cleanup crew you can shop our Saltwater Invert Packs.

*The Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, and all our inverts, are for saltwater aquariums only.


All invertebrates have an arrive alive guarantee.

Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image.

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