Tozeuma Ghost Pipe Shrimp

Latin name: (Leander plumosus)

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Color(s)

Black, Tan, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Preferred Conditions

Moderate

Avg. Max Size

1¾"

Minimum Tank Size

Family

Hippolytidae

The Tozeuma Ghost Pipe Shrimp is a unique species of shrimp with an extraordinary shape. Its body is long and slender, featuring a bend at the abdomen, and it is largely yellow in color with large black eyes and brown reed-like appendages on the head. It is an interesting creature and its behavior in the wild is fascinating; it is believed to act as a cleaner shrimp, removing parasites from passing fish. Further research is needed to understand exactly how the Tozeuma Ghost Pipe Shrimp is able to mimic pipefish in its natural habitat. This species of shrimp is sure to captivate the interest of marine biologists and aquarists alike. Its distinctive characteristics and behavior make the Tozeuma Ghost Pipe Shrimp an interesting and worthwhile species to study.

Tozeuma Ghost Pipe Shrimp are incredibly hardy and easy to keep in an aquarium, as long as their water parameters are suitable. They should be kept in groups of at least two individuals in a smaller reef tank, and acclimated slowly to prevent against salinity and/or pH shock. Additionally, high nitrate levels, copper, and incorrect iodine levels should be avoided to ensure optimal health and molting. To ensure the successful keeping of these shrimp, regular water quality testing is highly recommended.

Feed the Tozeuma Ghost Pipe Shrimp frozen meaty items like brine or mysis shrimp, chopped fish, and cockle.

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