Notes: These brilliant red shrimp act as good housekeepers in reef aquariums by eating scraps of food left behind by the fish. They are not shy about grabbing chunks of food from fish during feeding time. Fire shrimp are a good invertebrate for the beginning reef aquarist and will even help to control disease by cleaning parasites off of fish. Providing additions of iodine will help the shrimp during molting.
Some predatory fish such as Hawkfish, Lionfish, Triggers, Puffers, and large Wrasses may eat the Fire Shrimp.