Sexy Shrimp

Found throughout the tropical waters of the world, sexy shrimp – or dancing shrimp, pikmin shrimp, or high-tailed shrimp, as they’re also called – delight sharp-eyed divers and aquarists alike.

These symbiotic shrimp partner up with TWELVE different species of anemone

This is a shame because they partake in spectacular “dances” where they lift their abdomens and wave them back and forth.

Paired up with their chosen anemone, these shrimp gain protection, and defense.

In return, they remove unwanted slime coats and parasites from the anemone’s tentacles

  • In the Wild: Global
  • Length: 1.25 inches (3 cm)
  • Reef-Safe? Yes
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Tank Size: 5 Gallons (19 l)
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Lifespan: 3 Years