Cleaner Shrimp

Lysmata amboinensis

The Cleaner Shrimp is like the housekeeper of the aquarium. It sits on rocks waiting for fish to come by so it can remove parasites and dead tissue. They have been seen to clean inside fish mouths. The Cleaner Shrimp can be identified by the bright red stripes with a white stripe running from its head to its tail. It is a native of the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.