THE SHRIMP IS A ROCK STAR

Delighted with the arrival of an established pair of Bongo Shrimps, Phyllognathia ceratophthalma in Aquahab. These specimens are not commonly found in aquarium shops because of their rarity but they are easy to keep and feed. They are relatively peaceful except with their own kind so it is important to give them ample space to claim territories. Most of the day they hide under rocks and plants and will only come out in the open to move to another hiding place or to search for food. They are most active in the evenings when they feel safe. Their diet consists entirely of starfish and especially prefer brittle stars. They can grow to around 1.5 inches as adults. Little is known about their breeding habits.

Photo credits: fishyposters.com

 

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