Durban Dancing Shrimp/Camel Shrimp

Camel shrimp share a coloration pattern with peppermint shrimp. When you look at their backs, though, you’ll see a distinct hump (where they get their name). The white stripes are more prominent, as well, letting them stand out.

Camel shrimp prefer the nocturnal life, protecting their large eyes from bright lights.

Unfortunately, some camel shrimp tend to snack on corals. If you keep them well-fed, they may leave your corals alone. Others feel compelled to pick.

  • In the Wild: Pacific
  • Length: 2 inches (5 cm)
  • Reef-Safe? With Precautions
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Tank Size: 10 Gallons (38 l)
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Lifespan: 3 Years