Sexy Anemone Shrimp

Sexy Anemone Shrimp
Latin name:
(Thor amboinensis)

Care Level





Black, Red, Tan, White



Preferred Conditions

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size


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The Sexy Anemone Shrimp is a stunningly beautiful species that is native to the reefs of the Indo-Pacific. It is usually found living amongst the tentacles of an anemone in its natural habitat, but in the home aquarium, it is often seen perched on coral frags or outcroppings of live rock. This species is renowned for its fearless nature and loves to scavenge for meaty foods all around the aquarium. Additionally, it is an excellent addition to any home aquarium due to its mesmerizing colors and active behavior.

The Sexy Anemone Shrimp is a hardy and rewarding addition to any tank, provided that it is kept in the appropriate conditions. It is important to ensure that the tank is equipped with plenty of hiding places and that the water is kept clean and well-oxygenated. This species is an excellent choice for any aquarist looking to add vibrancy and life to their aquarium. With proper care and maintenance, the Sexy Anemone Shrimp can live up to two years in captivity. Furthermore, they are a great way to naturally help clean the tank of debris and uneaten food.

Interestingly, the Sexy Anemone Shrimp is a relatively fast grower and will molt about once a month. However, most Sexy Anemone Shrimp will grow only to a maximum size of around 1-1/2″. Although very hardy, it requires a slow acclimation process to avoid any salinity and/or pH shock. Sexy Anemone Shrimp can tolerate high nitrate or copper levels as long as they are maintained at a proper iodine level.