Sexy Dancer Shrimp (Thor amboinensis)


Max Size: 1 1/2 inches
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallons

The Sexy Anemone Shrimp earns its intriguing name from its captivating body movements. When walking, Thor amboinensis displays a distinctive swaying motion of its abdomen, adding an exotic flair to its appearance. Speaking of appearance, these shrimp sport a reddish-brown body adorned with striking white spots, making them a visually enchanting addition to any aquarium.

Native to the Indo-Pacific reefs, the Sexy Anemone Shrimp typically resides among the tentacles of an anemone. However, in a home aquarium, you can often find them perched on coral frags or live rock outcroppings. These shrimp are fearless and beautiful, exploring various areas of the aquarium in search of meaty foods.

To ensure their well-being, it is recommended to keep the Sexy Anemone Shrimp in small groups and provide them with a diverse diet consisting of plankton, flakes, frozen foods, and meaty treats. They exhibit peaceful behavior towards their own species and other tankmates. However, it is important to avoid housing them with predatory fish that may pose a threat to these small shrimp.

Fascinatingly, the Sexy Anemone Shrimp has a relatively fast growth rate and undergoes molting approximately once a month. However, they typically reach a maximum size of around 1-1/2 inches. Although they are hardy creatures, it is crucial to acclimate them slowly to prevent any salinity or pH shocks. Like other invertebrates, the Sexy Anemone Shrimp is sensitive to high nitrate and copper levels. Maintaining adequate iodine levels is essential for promoting proper molting in these shrimp.