Camel Shrimp (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis)

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Camel Shrimp

Camel Shrimp

Rhynchocinetes durbanensis

95 Litres (25 US G.)

3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")


8.2 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years

This animal is available captive bred

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Camel Shrimp, Camelback Shrimp, Hinge-beak Shrimp, Candy Shrimp

Sexing[edit | edit source]

The males of this species tend to have larger claws than the females.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Not entirely reef-safe, do not keep with zooanthids or other soft corals. Can be a target for aggressive fish or other invertebrates. Prefers to be kept in groups.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Omnivore and scavenger, will pick at soft corals. Will accept brine shrimp, frozen or freeze-dried plankton, and flaked food.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Once a day.

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers to have places to hide. Sensitive to water conditions and copper.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Peaceful towards fish and other invertebrates.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Can be mistaken for the Rhynchocinetes uritai or Lysmata wurdemanni. The differences between the two are subtle. The R. durbanensis has bold white lines, a long and toothed rostrum, with 9-10 spines on the upper dorsal end and 16-18 spines on the lower part.

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