Why, then, even have them? Reaching at most 2 inches length, peppermint shrimp (also known as veined or Caribbean cleaner shrimp) are especially great at pest control: they feed on glass anemones (Aiptasia), which are a common tank nuisance. We were having problems with glass anemones in the tank, so peppermint shrimp were a natural solution. However, peppermint shrimp vary in their ability to rid tanks of glass anemones- some are interested in glass ane
Besides glass anemones, peppermint shrimp are scavengers and will feed on detrital material- or anything they can find in the tank, really.
Next time you’re in Cox 184 looking at the aquariums, keep your eyes peeled for these guys.