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- Peppermint Shrimp
Mostly transparent body and limbs with red lines running the length of the carapace.
- L. wurdmanni - visibly distinguishable by a more dense red colouration.
- Rhynchocinetes durbanensis - Hingebeak Shrimp, has larger eyes and a humpback.
Approximately 5cm (2 inches aprox.) maximum length.
Largely reclusive. Highly sensitive antennae ensure that once the shrimp learns the smell of the food being fed to the tank, it will slowly become more bold during times of feeding. Very timid around fish but happy to jostle for food with other invertebrates.
Minimum tank size 30L per pair.
Scavenger, will hunt for food scraps around the tank at night and will learn to scramble for food in a captive environment. Will eat small Aiptasia anemones, however not proven to eat larger specimens.
Under goes regular (2 weekly) moulting to allow growth. This also matches with their mating cycle.
Can be purchased from Oceanarium in W.A.
Feeding on artemia nauplii
Occasionally referred to as being incompatible with coral however these claims are presently unsubstantiated.
Happy to live with other non-aggressive invertebrates.
Reputed to breed in the home aquarium.
Pacific Ocean, east coast of Australia 
Where it is found on the natural reefs, the reef zone.
Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.
- Cleaner Shrimps (Genus Lysmata) for the Home Aquarium by J. Charles Delbeek - Atoll
- Raising Stenopus and Lysmata Larvae by Rob Toonen - Reefs.org