Peppermint Shrimp

Peppermint shrimp come in red or pink with darker stripes down their bodies. They’re on the small side, and they often disappear into reef tanks.

Aquarists love peppermint shrimp for another reason. These little invertebrates LOVE Aiptasia.

This pest of saltwater aquariums reproduce at an insane rate, but peppermint shrimp savor them like popcorn. They’ll happily hunt them down and eradicate them.

You also need to keep an eye on your reef tank. They WILL go after polyps. After all, they have no problem devouring Aiptasia.

  • In the Wild: Caribbean
  • Length: 1.5 inches (3.8 cm)
  • Reef-Safe? With Precautions
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Tank Size: 10 Gallons (38 l)
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Lifespan: 2 Years